GIVE. ADVOCATE. VOLUNTEER. February 2021

FEBRUARY FINANCIAL CHECK-IN

Don't let yourself lose steam! We welcome February and celebrate Black History Month by making sure you have the resources to take full ownership of your finances. File your taxes for free, learn about personal finances, find local resources, and more!
Financial Coaching
Virtual Workshop Series

Sign up to take part in our New Year, Better Finance Workshop series! This is a virtual workshop series and will cover topics around changing your money mindset, budgeting better, sustainable savings, how to improve your credit and manage your debt.

We held our first workshop focused around money mindset on January 27th. You can learn more about that session by clicking here. Our next workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, February 10th from 5:30-6:30PM EST. We will be discussing how to create your financial plan and link them with your goals. You can sign-up to attend this virtual workshop here.

We look forward seeing there there.
New Year, Better Finances

Our coaching team is excited for the New Year and ready to help you reach your financial goals. Sign up for one-on-one financial coaching. Your financial coach will:

  • Create a personalized coaching plan
  • Find unique tools and resources to help you achieve your goals
  • Work as your accountability partner

If you are interested in setting up an exploratory call with a financial coach, click here to schedule a phone call or video chat consultation.
FINANCIAL NAVIGATION
Financial Navigation

Have you experienced a change with your finances?
If the answer is "Yes", Financial Navigation could be a resource for you.

Financial Navigation is not all about being in crisis with your money. It's a space where you can get questions you may have answered where a navigator can direct you to a local resource that could help your situation.

Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development, in partnership with United Way of Washtenaw County, has launched a Financial Navigator program to help residents manage the financial impact of COVID-19.

Call United Way for a free, 30-minute call with one of our Financial Navigators and get your questions answered and help with navigating the numerous resources available during this time.

Click HERE to complete our interest form or call 734-677-7202 to talk to a Financial Navigator.
VITA
Appointments Still Available

Our free tax filing appointments are still available for online services and in-person Scan & Go appointments at partner organizations. Schedule your appointment today! 

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is a nationwide IRS program that pairs certified volunteer tax preparers with taxpayers like you to file accurate and timely returns for free. United Way of Washtenaw County is an IRS-sponsored VITA Site. 
Questions or concerns? Leave the VITA Team a message at (734) 677-7235, email at vita@uwwashtenaw.org or click here to send us a question or be added to our Contact List and the VITA team will be in touch. Due to the influx of calls and responding to COVID-19, we will try to respond to your message within 3 business days.
Tax Season Update

The IRS has delayed the official start of the tax season making February 12, 2021 the first date they will process returns. However, taxpayers can still file now! This should not stop you from starting your tax return or compiling all required information. Check out our Checklist to find common forms you might need to file your tax returns and claim all the credits you are eligible for. 

Deduct up to $300 from 2020 charitable donations! Thanks to the CARES Act, taxpayers can report up to $300 from donations made in 2020 that would reduce your taxable income. This is applicable even if you take the standard deduction! 
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