CAP Tulsa to reduce tax preparation in 2014 to focus on most needy families

Community Action Project Tulsa announced Thursday it would no longer be providing free tax preparation for Tulsa families making $50,000 or less. 

That decision is an apparent effort by the anti-poverty non-profit to restructure resources. Instead, CAP Tulsa will only be offering tax help to families participating in its other services, including its early childhood education program.

"When the free tax preparation began, out intention was to help the neediest families apply for and receive the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)," Steven Dow, CAP Tulsa executive director, said in a release. "We know the families in our early childhood meet that criteria. By strategically re-focusing our services through our two-generation approach to breaking the cycle of property, we can can continue to have the greatest impact on the most vulnerable families."

Previously, CAP Tulsa offered tax preparation to families making less than $50,000 and individuals making less than $40,000.

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