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File #: 1234-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/29/2019 In control: Criminal Justice & Judiciary Committee
On agenda: 5/13/2019 Final action: 5/16/2019
Title: To authorize the City Attorney to accept a $30,000.00 contribution from the United Way of Central Ohio for the “Tax Time” program; to authorize the City Auditor to create a Subfund entitled "Tax Time" to Columbus City Attorney Fund 2223; to authorize the appropriation of said funds from the unappropriated monies in Fund 2223 as received to the newly-established Subfund; to authorize that any deposits the City may receive into this new Subfund are hereby deemed to be authorized and appropriated; to authorize the City Auditor to account for revenues and expenditures related to the Tax Time in Fund 2223 under the newly-established Subfund; and to declare an emergency.
Attachments: 1. Ord Att_1234 2019_Legislation Attachment_Tax Time, 2. Ord Att_1234 2019_DAX Code Request Form_TAX Time
Explanation:
Columbus City Attorney will partner with United Way of Central Ohio to support enhancement and expansion of the Tax Time- Earned Income Tax Credit program. In a time when wages have not kept pace with the rising cost of housing, healthcare and education, hard-working people find it increasingly difficult to gain financial stability. The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a refundable tax credit that helps bridge the gap between what people earn and what they need to survive. Claimed on a person’s tax return, EITC is designed to supplement wages and reward work. The Tax Time outreach program provides free tax assistance to EITC income-eligible households through community-based sites across Columbus.

Columbus City Attorney and United Way of Central Ohio will work together to raise awareness and funding for Tax Time. Fund 2223 within the Columbus City Attorney’s Office will be used for accounting, revenue and expenditures related to Tax Time activities. This legislation will authorize and request the City of Columbus Auditor’s Office to establish a new Subfund number within Fund 2223 for this accounting. United Way of Central Ohio will seed the City Tax Time fund with a $30,000 deposit.

FISCAL IMPACT:
None. No City match is required to accept this award.

EMERGENCY Action:
Emergency action is requested to immediately set up special purpose Subfund to support immediate and ongoing program needs.

Title
To authorize the City Attorney to accept a $30,000.00 contribution from the United Way of Central Ohio for the “Tax Time” program; to authorize the City Auditor to create a Subfund entitled "Tax Time" to Columbus City Attorney Fund 2223; to authorize the appropriation of said funds from the unappropriated monies in Fund 2223 as received to the newly-established Subfund; to authorize that any deposits the City may receive into this new Subfund are hereby deemed to be authorized and appropriated; to authorize the City Auditor to account for revenue...

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