Category Archives: Income / Financial Stability

Bank On Memphis helping people access banking with new app

United Way of the Mid-South and other nonprofits are working in cooperation with government and our local banking sector to help citizens without banking accounts through Bank On Memphis. This public-private collaboration encourages Mid-South residents to get a bank account … Continue reading

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United Way and FDIC brings local nonprofit staff together for “Better Financial Life: Agents of Change” symposium

United Way of the Mid-South and the FDIC hosted a “Better Financial Life: Agents of Change” symposium at the United Way offices last Thursday for local nonprofit staff and financial leaders. United Way President / CEO Dr. Kenneth S. Robinson spoke … Continue reading

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Free Tax Prep program still helping people at Cossitt Library in Memphis through June 25

Do you still need to file a tax return for 2014 or amend a prior year’s return? United Way’s Free Tax Prep program has extended days for you to get your taxes prepared – FREE OF CHARGE – by IRS-certified … Continue reading

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Free Tax Prep continues Saturday, June 20 & Saturday, June 27 in Covington, TN

United Way’s Free Tax Prep program is still helping people in Tipton County on Saturday, June 20 and Saturday, June 27, by appointment only. Volunteers will be on hand to help with late returns and amended returns at Tipton County … Continue reading

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Photo Gallery: Celebrating United Way’s Free Tax Prep volunteers

United Way honored the volunteers who created a dramatic financial difference for thousands of Mid-South families as workers in our Free Tax Prep program earlier this month. Volunteers in our Free Tax Prep program helped bring in over $11.6 million … Continue reading

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FIRST PERSON: Caring for us – United Way Free Tax Prep volunteers go the extra mile to see your taxes are prepared, filed

Why can it seem so complicated to do your own tax preparation at tax time? Does tax jargon on certain withholdings or calculations prove to be too much? Do new items related to health insurance or other changes to the tax code make … Continue reading

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Nat’l Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day to be celebrated with United Way ribbon cutting at Raleigh Springs Mall, Friday, Jan. 30

(UPDATED 1/28) Friday, January 30th is National Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day and organizations are coming together to celebrate and spread awareness of this powerful tax program. United Way Free Tax Prep sites across the Mid-South will officially be … Continue reading

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GlaxoSmithKline holds first annual GSK Day to help United Way network & other local nonprofits

GlaxoSmithKline knows how to focus on a job. The science-led global healthcare company recently shut down its normal operations for an entire work day so employees could visit United Way network agencies and other local nonprofit partners to serve as … Continue reading

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From the Archive: Cooler days ahead for Lauderdale family thanks to United Way / Wal Mart partnership

A family on a limited income and children faced a rough summer with no air conditioning in the home, but thanks to United Way connections in Lauderdale County and the generosity of Wal-Mart, they have a window unit to provide comfort for this summer’s … Continue reading

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From the Archive: Late filers laud ‘invaluable’ help as Free Tax Prep and VITA volunteers end the 2013 tax season

United Way’s Free Tax Prep site at the Cossitt Library location was busy as Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) workers were busy assisting late tax filers last week. People turned up in big numbers to take advantage of this valuable service. … Continue reading

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