Community Action Agency of Butte County was featured as a Member Highlight in the National Community Action Partnership Community Economic Development E-newsletter for its successful work with the North Point Apartments. Our project is just one example of what community agencies can and continue to do to address local issues.Read More
It's EITC Awareness Day! This tax season, you could be eligible for EITC depending on your income or household. If you have earnings of $55,952 or less, you should see if you qualify online or visit one of our VITA program sites.
If you qualify for EITC, you must file a federal income tax return and claim the credit to get it, even if you owe no tax or aren’t required to file a return. Our VITA program can help you prepare your taxes and find out if you qualify for EITC!Read More
Want FREE help with your tax preparation?
Did your household earn less than $56,000 in 2019?
You are in luck! Starting February 1st and continuing until April 10th, 2020 you can head on over to one of the locations in Butte County, listed below, to get free help filing your 2019 Federal and State income taxes.
When you are planning your time, keep in mind that both spouses must be present if filing joint tax return.
You may be eligible for The Earned Income Tax Credit, EITC or EIC, is a benefit for working people with low to moderate income. To qualify, you must meet certain requirements and file a tax return, even if you do not owe any tax or are not required to file. EITC reduces the amount of tax you owe and may give you a refund.Read More
After working for the Community Action Agency of Butte County for the past three years, Chief Financial Officer Tara Campbell is moving onto the next step in her professional journey. We will miss her and she leaves behind an impact that will help us for years to come.The unique opportunity to move into a family business is one she couldn’t turn down. “I'm moving onto the next best thing in my life, but I will always support CAA. I'm sad to leave, but I'm excited about what the future holds, as well, ” she said. Read More
The day after Thanksgiving everyone goes into a frenzy to score deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. These retail holidays place a huge amount of emphasis on the urgency of need. But what does real need look like? Take a look around our community.
This year, try to hang on to the grateful spirit of Thanksgiving a little longer. What are you thankful for?
The Tuesday after Thanksgiving has been deemed Giving Tuesday, and turns the focus away from what you can GET, and instead focuses on what you can GIVE. This year, #GivingTuesday falls on December 3rd. This global movement aims to transform how people think about, and participate in the giving season.
In the midst of the current wildfire season and in the face of more power shutoffs, we wanted to share new resources available to our communities. Having ONE place to go for all the info you need is a big help!
The State of California has developed a number of resources to support local communities as we continue to face the threat of wildfires and power shutoffs.
Governor Newsom has launched a new state website, RESPONSE.CA.GOV, with tools and resources for Californians who have been impacted by wildfires and utility-directed power shutoffs.Read More
Help your community get and keep more of their hard-earned money! Volunteers interested in assisting in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program in 2020 are needed! We are looking for experienced tax preparers who can assist at each of our VITA sites in Chico and Durham. You can help people with low to moderate income file their taxes, and at the same time you’ll help taxpayers get tax credits and deductions that they’re entitled to receive. Take a look at how much our VITA volunteers saved people last year...
We all have our own ways of contributing. Some of our supporters are fortunate enough to have the financial means to donate money to community causes. However, that's just not the case for everyone. Other people contribute by donating their time as volunteers to one of our many programs. We rely on their support to make each program a success. Again, however, some of us might have work schedules that make us less available or keep us out of town frequently. So what other options are there for supporting your favorite charities? Well, an unconventional idea came from...eBay.Read More
October is National Energy Awareness month and the 30th is Weatherization Day! As we head into Fall and temperatures start to drop, our energy bills generally go up. Heating our homes can account for as much as 40% of our entire home energy consumption. So why is it important to be aware of our household power use? First of all, COST!
Low-income families are disproportionately affected by high home energy costs. The average low-income household spends 16.3% of their gross annual income on home energy costs. Comparatively, other households only spend an average of 3.5% of their gross annual income on home energy. This means that making a difference in the energy costs of low-income families can have a dramatic effect on their monthly costs and significantly improve their quality of life.Read More