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The Michigan Economic Impact Coalition

 Made up of statewide and local organizations and public agencies, the Michigan Economic Impact Coalition is committed to supporting work and reducing poverty for Michigan’s low to moderate income individuals and families through outreach on available tax credits and refunds, including the federal and state earned income credit. It also promotes asset building, financial services and financial security. The coalition is administered by the Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM), with website and list serve support provided by the Michigan Poverty Law Program and statistics and research contributed by the Michigan League for Public Policy.

Show Me the Money Day Events, 2013

Show Me the Money Day is an annual statewide event in Michigan held on the last weekend in January. Local events held across the state provide Michigan residents access to numerous community resources through vendor fairs and free financial education classes. Stay tuned for information about this year's Show Me the Money Day Events!



New for Tax Year 2012: Earned Income Tax Credit Figures

Earned Income and adjusted gross income (AGI) must each be less than:

  • $45,060 ($50,270 married filing jointly) with three or more qualifying children
  • $41,952 ($47,162 married filing jointly) with two qualifying children
  • $36,920 ($42,130 married filing jointly) with one qualifying child
  • $13,980 ($19,190 married filing jointly) with no qualifying children


Tax Year 2012 maximum credit:

  • $5,891 with three or more qualifying children
  • $5,236 with two qualifying children
  • $3,169 with one qualifying child
  • $475 with no qualifying children


Investment income must be $3,200 or less for the year.

(Source:  Internal Revenue Service website)

The Michigan Earned Income Tax Credit is equal to 6% of a filer's Federal Earned Income Tax Credit.


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Michigan Economic Impact Coalition Goals


1. Strengthening access to affordable, ethical tax preparation services for the working poor

2. Maximizing the value of income supports for working households

3. Advocating for and taking legislative action regarding policy that advances the working poor toward financial security


Michigan Economic Impact Coalition Members


Accounting Aid Society

American Association for Retired Persons (AARP)--Michigan Chapter

Asset Independence Coalition

Cass County EITC Coalition

Community Action

Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM)

ELGA Credit Union

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Financial Health Credit Union

Genesee County Tax Coalition

Internal Revenue Service- Michigan SPECS Office

Kent County Tax Credit Coalition

Lighthouse of Oakland County

Metro Community Development

Michigan Association of CPAs

Michigan Association of United Ways

Michigan Credit Union League

Michigan Community Reinvestment Coalition

Michigan Community Action Agency Association

Michigan Department of Human Services

Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth

Michigan Department of Treasury

Michigan League for Public Policy

Michigan Municipal League

Michigan Poverty Law Program

Michigan State University Extension

Michigan State University Sustainable Food Systems

Michigan Works! Association

NorthWest Initiative

PHI Michigan

Oakland Livingston Human Services Agency

United Way of Montcalm/Ionia Counties

United Way of Saginaw County

United Way of Southwest Michigan

Volunteer Centers of Michigan

Wayne County Asset Building Coalition

Wayne Metro Community Action Agency


There is a Michigan Economic Impact Coalition List serve for those who would like to receive notifications about coalition activities. If you are interested in being on the listserve, please e-mail Ross Yednock at yednock (at) cedam (dot) info or call 517/485-3588.

Updated 11/1/12

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