It’s not too late to file taxes!

What could you do with a few thousand extra dollars? New tax credits and expanded eligibility mean you may be leaving big money on the table if you don’t file. Although the tax deadline was April 18, it’s not too late to file and claim your credits.


If you have children under 18 in your home, you should be receiving monthly cash payments that began in July 2021 through the new Child Tax Credit. But you must file taxes in 2022 to receive the second half of your credit!

If you didn’t receive your monthly payments, it’s not too late to claim your Child Tax Credit!  You may be eligible even if you are not the child’s biological parent, do not usually file taxes or have low/no earnings. 


If you worked at all in 2021, you may be eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit.  The Earned Income Tax Credit provides extra income to workers with low to moderate incomes, up to $57,000.  Changes to tax law mean that more workers are eligible now than ever before! 

You can’t get your payments if you don’t file your taxes. File for free now. is a collective effort to ensure that all families in the Detroit region access every single dollar of federal benefits available to them through the tax system. This would not be possible without all of our dedicated partners.

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Become a volunteer income tax preparer with our partners, Accounting Aid Society and Wayne Metro Community Action Agency.

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The Child Tax Credit and the Earned Income Tax Credit help families keep pace with rising costs of living. Advocate to make recent expansions to these credits permanent.

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