United Way of the Bay Area


Helping low-wage, working families
keep more of what they earn!

Providing Free Tax Preparation to Our Community

Earn It! Keep It! Save It! provides free tax preparation to low- to moderate-income Bay Area households. This year, more than 3,000 trained volunteers provided free tax preparation for 71,382 households, which brought $78 million back in refunds to our local economy.

Ensuring People Get the Refunds they Deserve

Providing the highest quality free tax preparation is at the forefront of an Earn It! Keep It! Save It! tax preparer’s mind. One of their goals is to ensure that clients get all the tax credits they are entitled to. The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a refundable credit given to low-wage workers. The EITC can be well over $5,000, yet it is often not claimed because people do not know about it, or it can cost money to prepare the additional form. Earn It! Keep It! Save It!  helped secure roughly $26 million for residents through the EITC. 

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