The “Money in Your Pocket” Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) program is preparing for 2007.

The City of Fort Wayne and community partners work to assist lower income working families apply for tax refunds.

In 2006, $1.1 million was brought back to working families in the community. In 2005, $1.6 million in tax refunds were received by working families. In 2004, the total was just over $1 million. In 2003, $250,000 was returned to the local economy.

Anyone interested in volunteering or donating computers and technology-related equipment should contact the Mayor'€™s office at 427-1120 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Along with financial institutions, other partners include:

* Volunteer Center at RSVP                

* Wayne Township Trustee'€™s Office

* IRS                                                  

* 1st Source Bank

* CANI '€“ Lake Avenue

* CANI '€“ Salvation Army

* United Way of Allen County/211      

* East Wayne Street Center

* Purdue Extension                              

* Vincent House

* Neighborhood Health Clinics

* Tower Bank

The program will begin in January. A complete schedule of tax return locations and times will be announced in the coming weeks.