Access to linguistically and culturally appropriate information and support services

    Expand the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA). Improve VITA program model to include increased support for partnership with local community based organizations – particularly in linguistically and culturally isolated communities. Provide low-and-moderate income individuals, families, and communities of color with opportunities to access tax benefits at little or no cost through expansion of programs. Authorize and appropriate funding of a full scale program based on the Family Financial Services pilot. Invest in education and outreach of EITC eligibility among citizens of Compact of Free Association (COFA) states.