Based on his experience managing Mayor Daley’ Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) program for 10 years, Myer Blank, Senior Manager at True Partners Consulting, was asked to develop a similar program for Gary, Indiana. Facing a 47% poverty rate in Gary, Mr. Blank is working with Mayor Freeman-Wilson’s office, former Mayor Richard M. Daley’s office and others to return much needed to tax relief to Gary’s residents. Mr. Blank is providing his expertise, on a pro bono basis, to design the program’s components, to communicate the program to the public, and to facilitate the program’s activities. The program will use IRS-trained volunteers to provide free tax services to Gary residents earning less than $51,000.
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