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2 05, 2014

Single Mom in Austin, Texas Wins $25,000 for Saving Portion of Tax Refund As Part of Innovative Tax-Time Savings Campaign

Non-Profit Doorways to Dreams Fund Sponsors Unique Promotion Helping American Tax Filers Save Small to Win Big

AUSTIN, Texas, May 2, 2014 – A single mom in Texas who works two jobs was awarded a $25,000 Grand Prize by the non-profit Doorways to Dreams Fund (D2D). The prize was part of an innovative savings challenge called SaveYourRefund that encouraged taxpayers […]

11 02, 2014

Getting a grip on income tax season (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau)

[…]  Take care of your tax refund, so it can take care of you

Ads on TV and radio may be tempting, claiming to get your tax refund money the next day, or even before you file your taxes. But these offers can be expensive. Here are some ways to make the most of your refund.

  • Use direct deposit. If possible, file […]
6 02, 2014

Boston-based Doorways to Dreams Fund offering $35K in prizes as incentive to save portion of income tax refund (Springfield Republican)

As residents across Massachusetts begin getting their income tax filings in order, a Boston-based nonprofit is offering up to $35,000 in prizes as an incentive to encourage people to set aside part of their refund for savings.

The Doorways to Dreams Fund, based in the city’s Allston neighborhood, is giving 101 taxpayers the chance to take home cash, including […]

22 01, 2014

Free tax prep available to those who qualify (Ukiah Daily Journal)

Earn It! Keep It! Save It! (EKS), free tax preparation services, will be provided in Lake and Mendocino County beginning January 27th along with an exciting opportunity for clients to win up to $25,000 toward their personal dream goal.

North Coast Opportunities, Inc. (NCO) is once again participating in a United Way led coalition to offer free tax […]

3 06, 2013

$25,000 Windfall greets Manchester Woman who Saved some of her Tax Refund (New Hampshire Union Leader)


Lilliana Roman of Manchester is surrounded by friends and co-workers after receiving a check for $25,000 in the Save Your Refund Sweepstakes. From left: Laureen Caron; Roman; Denise Batchelder, and Charles Caron. (DAVE SOLOMON/UNION LEADER)

MANCHESTER ­— Lilliana Roman sat stoically in the front row of the audience in the aldermen’s chambers Monday […]

23 04, 2013

Doorways to Dreams Fund Promotes Tax-Time Savings (Capital One)

BOSTON, Mass., April 8, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Nine entrants in the first-ever SaveYourRefund tax time savings promotion that started Feb. 1, came out way ahead after saving part of their federal tax refund. After random drawings, each of the winners received a prize of $250 for splitting his or her refund using IRS Form 8888.

The Boston-based nonprofit Doorways to […]

12 03, 2013

Impulse saving: Tax time can be best time to save for many (Deseret News)

For many low-income families, there just doesn’t seem to ever be any extra money that they can put into savings — except at one time every year: tax season. So when that refund or Earned Income Tax Credit comes in, it is often the biggest lump sum of income they will see all year long.

“We are big believers that […]