City of Boston Launches 2015 Boston Tax Help Campaign

Mayor Walsh adds additional tax preparation sites, new website

BOSTON – On February 6th 2015, John Barros, Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s Chief of Economic Development, joined other city officials and community partners to kick off the 2015 Boston Tax Help campaign, formerly known as the Boston Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) campaign. For the past 14 years, a city-led coalition of area nonprofits, business, and community organizations has promoted the economic independence of over 120,000 working families and individuals throughout Boston by offering free services and raising awareness about the EITC and other tax credits.

This year, under Mayor Walsh’s leadership, the initiative has broadened outreach, and residents will have access to 27 tax preparation sites located in various neighborhoods. The as part of the initiative, the city has now launched the new website, www.BostonTaxHelp.org, improved services for persons with disabilities, and a volunteer recruitment effort to support the campaign.

Boston Tax Help, an initiative of the Mayor’s Office of Financial Empowerment, will offer assistance to taxpayers in 8 languages, including English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Spanish, Somali, Cape Verdean Creole, Haitian Creole, and Portuguese.

About the Boston Redevelopment Authority

As the City of Boston’s urban planning and economic development agency, the BRA works in partnership with the community to plan Boston’s future while respecting its past. The agency’s passionate and knowledgeable staff guides physical, social, and economic change in Boston’s neighborhoods and its downtown to shape a more prosperous, sustainable, and beautiful city for all. The BRA also prepares residents for new opportunities through employment training, human services and job creation. Learn more at www.bostonredevelopmentauthority.org, and follow on Twitter @BostonRedevelop.

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