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CASE STUDY | Leeds & Grenville Reduces Poverty Through Tax Filing

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Helping people file their taxes is a very impactful poverty reduction action at the community-level. Tax credits and benefits can put lump sum, annual, quarterly, and monthly income into the hands of people living on low-income, and help lift them above or closer to the poverty line.

Now, due to COVID-19, tax filing takes on an even more important role in poverty reduction by lifting newly vulnerable people out of poverty or supporting those at-risk. This case study explores how the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, Community Volunteer Income Tax Program is an important strategy for reducing poverty in Leeds and Grenville.

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By Vibrant Communities Canada

Vibrant Communities Canada supports cities and local leaders to develop and implement large-scale change initiatives through three learning networks: Cities Reducing Poverty, Cities Deepening Community and Communities Building Youth Futures. Our belief is that when we are effective in strengthening community capacity to engage citizens, lead collaboratively, deepen community and reduce poverty, our work contributes to the building of peace and more equitable society.

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