Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Tax season runs from January 27-April 15, 2020. There are three organizations in the Greater Milwaukee area that operate VITA sites where qualified individuals can can receive free help with filling out and filing their personal incomes taxes. The VITA sites listed below provide FREE tax preparation and electronic filing services to individuals and families
Prosperity Now Scorecard
Access Prosperity Now’s data tool to download estimates of unbanked and underbanked households at city, county, metro, and state levels.
Bank On National Account Standards
The CFE Fund’s Bank ON National Account Standards provide local programs with a benchmark for account partnerships with financial institutions, and include both core and recommended features.
The Present and Future of Bank On Account Data
A report by the CFE Fund and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
FDIC Unbanked Survey
National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Household
Account Screening Consumer Reporting Agencies Report
A joint report between the National Consumer Law Center and the CFE Fund
An Evaluation of Financial Empowerment Centers: Banking Status
Summary of findings about outcomes achieved through Financial Empowerment Centers.
Wall Street Journal: Bank Accounts Designed for Low-Income Customers Find Broader Audience
Wall Street Journal article that examines the Bank On movement
CFE Fund Announces the Bank On National Account Standards for 2019-2020
28 banks and credit unions with over 21,300 branches now offer accounts meeting Bank On National Account Standards