Community Impact Spotlight
United Way of MPM - Muskingum County
A young man and his girlfriend stopped in the
mall site and he needed help retrieving
his Adjusted Gross Inome from a previous year.
He already did his taxes on a free on-line site
but they had been rejected due to an incorrect
2015 AGI amount he had entered. He used the
same free tax site in 2015. I encouraged him to
let me do his taxes just to make sure everything
he had entered was correct. He was adamant that
he only needed help retrieving his correct Adjusted
I helped him with his Adjusted Gross Income and
for some reason he agreed to let me file his return.
He was very surprised when his refund was $244
more than the amount on the return he had done
himself on the free tax site.
He said he would definitley be back again!
United Way has served 1,475 local individuals
by helping them file their taxes for free. This
service saves an average of $250 per family.
We filed 1,377 Ohio State Tax Returns saving
these clients an average of $40.
With an average client adjusted gross income of
$20,397 we returned $1.86 million in federal tax
refunds to local clients with an additional $513,111
in Earned Income Tax Credits. As a result of our work
85% of clients say they are going to use their refund to
pay household expenses and help stock food pantries!