Russell Simmons and
Rush Communications have partnered with Jackson Hewitt, the nation’s second largest
tax preparation company.
will allow 48 million Americans without traditional banking services to get
access to discounted tax preparation services for the upcoming tax services.
also seeks to education and inform Americans who do not have bank accounts about
the IRS Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).
The EITC is a federal
income tax credit for low-income workers who are eligible for and claim the
The credit reduces
the amount of tax an individual owes, and may be returned in the form of a refund.
Over $2 billion
in Earned Income Tax Credits go unclaimed.