Make tax season less taxing
Last year, the American Psychological Association's annual survey on stress showed that money is the second-leading cause of tension, one percentage point behind concerns about the "future of the nation." But for working low- and moderate-income families, tax-filing time is an opportunity to take advantage of the benefits—such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)—that can put more money in their pockets. For the 2016 tax season, the average EITC amount received was more than $2,400. The EITC could give eligible taxpayers a maximum of $6,318.