Prosperity Center Helps Families Save More of their Hard-Earned Money


FREDERICK, MARYLAND – Free tax preparation is a key component of the Prosperity Center's community goal to cut the number of lower-income families who are financially unstable, currently estimated at 16,000. This year alone, IRS-certified volunteers at the Prosperity Center have prepared and filed 516 returns helping bring back $872,351 in refunds to our community.

Tax Credits Lift Millions of Children and Working Families Out of Poverty

What if we told you that there was a proven solution that lifts millions of children and working families out of poverty each year? A tool that improves child health and academic achievement, enables financial stability for hard-working families, and pumps billions of dollars back into local communities around the country? Well, there is! And it’s called the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).