We would like to recognize our partners that make free tax preparation and financial services possible:

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Boston Tax Help Coalition is a public-private collaboration within the Mayor’s Office of Financial Empowerment under the Office of Workforce Development, an innovative public agency that seeks to ensure the full participation of all Boston residents in the City’s economic vitality and future.

The Office of Financial Empowerment works to link those seeking fiscal security with access to education and capability services through financial and employment coaching, credit building, savings strategies and banking access. These services are available at our financial opportunity center, the Roxbury Center for Financial Empowerment.

Other City departments that the Coalition works closely with include: Mayor’s Commission for Persons with Disabilities, Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Advancement, Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics.

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1199 Service Employees International Union is a local tax site partner. 1199SEIU is the largest healthcare union in the nation, representing more than 56,000 healthcare workers throughout Massachusetts. 1199ers have won historic victories for all working people across the state, including advocating for earned sick time, affordable healthcare, and fair wages, winning one of the highest minimum wages in the country.

ABCD-Main-Logo-2 Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. (ABCD) is the Coalition’s largest tax site partner, hosting multiple locations throughout Boston. ABCD is a nonprofit human services agency providing opportunities, tools, and resources for more than 100,000 low-income residents in the greater Boston area each year, addressing barriers faced by households in poverty to transition to stability and success.
Print American Consumer Credit Counseling was a strategic partner in the Asset Building Working Group that helped develop the Financial Check-Up service. ACCC is a nonprofit credit counseling agency that has been helping consumers take control of their financial lives since 1991 through credit counseling, financial education, and debt consolidation.
 bank-of-america Bank of America provides volunteers and assistance with opening bank accounts at the tax sites. Bank of America is helping to build pathways to economic mobility by supporting programs in workforce development and education, basic needs and community development.
 blue hills bank_logo Blue Hills Bank is a funder and supporter of a tax site at the Hyde Park Menino Library and the Haitian Ambassador. Blue Hills Bank seeks to strengthen neighborhood communities through investing in initiatives in education, affordable housing, community development, human services, and the arts.
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Boston Cares is the largest volunteer agency in New England, connecting volunteers with service and civic engagement opportunities throughout the region. Over the years, Boston Cares has provided Boston Tax Help with a significant number of tax season volunteers.

Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC) is a tax site partner. As the largest social service provider for Asian families in the Greater Boston area, BCNC responds to community needs by delivering holistic, family-centered and culturally competent programs to build high-functioning families, stable neighborhoods, and opportunities for a healthy and vibrant community.
Boston-Foundation-Logo-1024x362 The Boston Foundation (TBF) is a long-time funder and supporter of all aspects of the Coalition, including our Disability Initiative, which integrates taxpayers with disabilities and their communities into free tax preparation and asset building. TBF is one of the oldest and largest community foundations in the nation, investing in partnerships and networks of people working together to make life better for everyone in our region.
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Boston Housing Authority (BHA) is a long standing partner, hosting a tax site at the Bunker Hill Housing Development in concurrence with Charlestown Works, their successful adult education program. The BHA provides public and affordable housing options to thousands of residents in and around Boston.

 bpb-logo-corporate-blue-2 Boston Private Bank and Trust Company is a long term funder and partner that believes in assisting lower income people and families through community development, economic development, asset building and financial education.
   

Boston Public Health Commission runs the Mayor’s Health Line, a free, confidential, multilingual information and referral service, which is the oldest operating information and referral line in the state, connecting consumers with services and programs that promote health and wellness.

   

Cities for Financial Empowerment (CFE) Fund helps city government leaders embed financial empowerment strategies into municipal infrastructure, with key strategies in asset building, banking access, consumer protection, and financial education and counseling.

   

Community Financial Management Program (CFMP) is a tax site partner with multiple locations in Allston, Brighton and Brookline. CFMP supports and organizes asset development activities and preventative health measures to strengthen communities and inspire lifetime learning.

 

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is a partner that supports savings strategies at the tax sites. CFPB aims to make consumer financial markets work for consumers, responsible providers, and the economy as a whole, and to protect consumers from unfair, deceptive, or abusive practices and take action against companies that break the law.

  DEAF, Inc. is a member of the ASL Task Force and supports tax preparation within the d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing community, hosting special tax events with American Sign Language interpretation. DEAF, Inc. was founded in 1977 by Deaf leaders and inspires people to achieve personal and professional goals through accessible programs and services, building bridges across communities by increasing communication access and awareness.
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Dotwell is a tax site partner which maintains two locations at Codman Square Health Center and DotHouse Health. Dotwell works to provide integrated clinical and community services to address health disparities, build social capital and meet the complex needs of our communities.

Eastern-Bank logo Eastern Bank is a long term funder and supporter. As a member of the FDIC Money Smart Alliance, Eastern Bank supports financial literacy – the ability to save, budget, spend wisely and invest – in the communities it serves.
 fdic-2 Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is a longstanding strategic partner in the Coalition’s Asset Building Working Group. The FDIC was created by Congress in 1933 to supervise banks, insure deposits up to $100,000 and help maintain a stable and sound banking system.
 2014-11-13_1056 Federal Reserve Bank of Boston is a long-time research and strategic partner, helping to develop the Financial Check-Up. As a part of the nation’s central bank, the Federal Reserve Bank promotes sound growth and financial stability in New England and the nation.
 

Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) is a legal partner of the Boston Tax Help Coalition that provides free legal advice and representation on civil (noncriminal) matters to hundreds of low-income families and individuals, elders, and residents with disabilities in the city of Boston and 31 surrounding cities and towns.

Greater_Boston_Chamber_of_Commerce_logo-2 Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce has provided Boston Tax Help with corporate recruitment and support. The CEO of the Chamber supports the Mayor’s effort to maximize the Earned Income Tax Credit.
 irs-logo-2 The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is a generous funding partner and supporter of Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) programs across the country. The local IRS-SPEC office is committed to serving the low to moderate income, disabled, and non-English speaking taxpayers of Boston by supporting free tax preparation sites, volunteer training, and tax education/awareness campaigns through trusted community partners.
   

Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) is a tax site partner that operates a financial opportunity center providing financial and employment coaching for the Greater Boston community. JVS has been an innovative leader in workforce development for over 60 years, cultivating strong relationships with clients and employers and achieving an excellent track record of results.

   

Massachusetts Tax and Asset Building Consortium (MTAC) is the regional collaboration supported by the Boston Tax Help Coalition and VITA grant which includes: Cambridge Economic Opoportunity Committee (CEOC), Chelsea CONNECT, and Lawrence CommunityWorks.

  Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH) is a tax site partner. NOAH is a community development corporation based in East Boston that collaborates with and supports residents and communities in their pursuit of affordable housing strategies, environmental justice, community planning, leadership development and economic development.
   

The Paul and Edith Babson Foundation is a funder that supports the Financial Check-Up and asset building. The Foundation has a focus on entrepreneurship and economic development, youth development opportunities, and improvements to the urban environment to enhance quality of life throughout Greater Boston.

   

Prosperity Now (formerly CFED) is a funder and partner that provides a unique combination of proven policy and scaleable practical solutions and in-depth research. Their mission is to ensure everyone in our country has a clear path to financial stability, wealth and prosperity.

logo_banco_santander-2 Santander Bank is a generous funder and longstanding supporter, providing volunteers and assistance with opening bank accounts at the tax sites. Santander supports neighborhood programs that make a measurable difference in the lives of low and moderate income individuals and communities in the areas of economic development and neighborhood revitalization, affordable housing, and financial education.
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State Street Bank is a long-term funder and devoted supporter of the volunteer program. State Street is committed to education and workforce development to help less-advantaged populations with the skills they need to succeed and increase the economic well-being of our communities.

 

StreetCred is a tax site partner, hosting locations in conjunction with Boston Medical Center. StreetCred improves the health and well-being of American children by helping families build assets and access programs to reduce poverty and improves lives for vulnerable youth.

 

United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley is a supporter of the tax program and financial coaching at the Roxbury Center for Financial Empowerment. Their mission is to unite individuals, nonprofits, companies and government agencies to create positive, lasting change for people in need by focusing on financial opportunity and educational success.

   

Urban Edge is a tax site partner and national leader in the community development field. They are dedicated to strengthening communities and families by building affordable housing and vibrant, prosperous neighborhoods.

   

Washington University’s George Warren Brown School of Social Work and their Center for Social Development is a research partner, promoting asset building at tax time.