Ferndale, MI — With many Michigan residents facing economic woes and struggling to make ends meet, a little extra cash can make a big difference. That’s why Credit Union ONE has joined forces to promote Just file it! We’ll Help. Free State and Federal Tax Preparation Resources Provided by Credit Unions, a web-based program that allows families and individuals to file for state and federal tax credits that often go overlooked. This includes the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), which can be as high as $5,600 for low-income, working households.
Over 124 Michigan credit unions, including Credit Union ONE, are promoting Just file it! to their membership. The Just file it! program returned over $13.5 million to individuals and families last year. “The need for a program like Just File It! is greater than ever,” said Gary Moody, President/CEO of Credit Union ONE. “Which is why Credit Union ONE is proud to join the network of credit unions and other nonprofits offering Just file it! to help families put food on the table, move into better housing, invest in education or save for the future.”
All that is required to use the Just file it! program is a computer, Internet access, a Web browser and a printer. The program uses a free, Web-based software program, posing questions to users and offering assistance via video tutorials. It is offered in both English and Spanish.
A link to Just file it! may be accessed beginning January 14, 2011 by visiting Credit Union ONE at http://www.cuone.org/ .
Credit Union ONE, headquartered in Ferndale Michigan for over seventy years, offers a wide array of financial services and access to over 25,000 ATM’s nationwide, serving 117,000 members, with nineteen offices in three major metropolitan areas, including Metro Detroit, Grand Rapids and Traverse City. For more information go to http://www.cuone.org/