Tacos & Taxes

The dust has settled on another productive tax season, and as the numbers roll in, the tangible impact of our efforts is truly inspiring! At the heart of this year’s unprecedented success lies our innovative Tacos & Taxes events—blending the savory flavors of community gatherings with the sweet taste of financial empowerment. 🌮💰

Tax Relief Wrapped, Good Food and Community

Tacos & TaxesImagine the aroma of freshly made tacos mingling with the buzz of productive tax assistance sessions—this was the innovative recipe for our highly anticipated “Tacos & Taxes” events. The concept was simple yet powerful: provide a warm, inviting atmosphere where people could enjoy a meal while IRS-certified tax preparers ensured they claimed every credit due and got the maximum refund.

The results? A huge success! By tax day, GSO hosted 21 dedicated “Tacos & Taxes” gatherings. These events were more than just about good food—they were a celebration of community, financial awareness, and collaborative success.

By the Numbers: Impact and Outreach

Our collective impact this season has been nothing short of extraordinary:

  • $1 million in refunds expected back in Californians’ pockets from Tacos & Taxes events, including state and federal credits.
  • 1,500 individuals assisted with tax filing.
  • 2 million texts dispatched to raise awareness.
  • 1.6 million flyers distributed, far and wide.
  • 75 volunteers provided over 130 hours of outreach.
  • 1,109 tax returns processed by dedicated AmeriCorps members.

Tacos & Taxes newspaper clippingWe’ve heard heartwarming stories of federal and state tax credits making a real-life difference. From bolstered tax refunds to the life-changing impacts of the Child Tax Credit, the California Earned Income Tax Credit, and the Foster Youth Tax Credit—our efforts helped ensure these benefits reached those in need.

Each taco served and every tax form filed symbolizes the combined strength of our community’s resolve to make a difference—it’s truly a shared victory!

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A Hearty Thanks to Our Supporters!

We extend our deepest gratitude to our donors and supporters for believing in our cause and backing our vision. Tacos & Taxes was more than an event—it was a movement, and none of it would have been possible without your unwavering support.

Stay in the loop with our progress and future events by following our blog and social media channels. Here’s to more accomplishments and, of course, more delicious tacos! 🎉🌮


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