Tips on Filing Taxes for Domestic Violence Survivors

January 9, 2014 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Illinois Coalition Against Domestic ViolenceEvent website

Each year, families receive billions of dollars in tax assistance. These tax returns are the largest influx of money into the pockets of low-income families and individuals. For many, it is used to pay off debt, obtain a more reliable vehicle, or just have a bit more money to meet necessary expenses. This money can be even more important for survivors of domestic violence who are trying to create a life without violence, especially when creating a life without violence, away from an abuser.

This webinar will address some of the issues that survivors of domestic violence face during tax time. We will cover a variety of topics, including a basic overview of common tax credits available to clients, how to safely file taxes innocent spouse relief and what to do when a partner or former partner has already claimed the dependent children. All topics will address the specific needs of survivors and address their safety.  In addition, this 90 minute webinar will leave time to answer questions from advocates

About the Presenters:
The webinar will be presented by Jane Zhao, Attorney and Tax Clinic Outreach Coordinator for the Center for Economic Progress and Kelly Goodall, Director of Economic Empowerment at the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

Intended Audience:
Advocates who work with survivors of domestic violence.
This webinar is only available to ICADV Program Council Member Agencies.

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