Joyce Lash
Human Sciences Extension and Outreach

Family Finance

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Changes in health insurance raise many questions for consumers. That’s why Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering a free online workshop on Tuesday, Dec.1 from 6–8 p.m.

A team of accountants, clergy, retired professionals and students throughout Iowa volunteer to prepare tax returns for low-income clients through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. ISU Extension and Outreach specialists help train these volunteers.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering “Smart Choice: Health Insurance” classes throughout the state this fall to help Iowans prepare to select health insurance coverage when open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act begins again Nov. 15.

To help Iowans improve their financial future, ISU Extension and Outreach offers an online class, “Your Money Your Future,” the first Monday of each month. The next class is June 3 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites are open across the state to help individuals and families who have incomes at or below $51,000 file their tax returns at no cost. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach assisted a number of communities with establishing these sites to provide the service.

Iowa tax law includes two tax credits to help families with pre-school and school-aged children. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach family finance program specialists talk about the Iowa Tuition and Textbook Credit and the Early Childhood Development Credit.