Mission Statement

“A coalition providing free tax preparation and awareness to qualifying families to increase economic independence and improve the quality of life in the Paso del Norte Region.” Since 2006, the Coalition for Family Economic Progress has come together with a singular purpose: to help economically empower the hard-working families of the El Paso area. We accomplish this by helping local families ┬áreceive their entire tax refund, free of charge. Our private and public partners accomplish this through the VITA program, which enables us to provide tax related assistance as:
  • Electronic tax-preparation
  • Assistance with Individual Tax Identification Numbers
  • Referrals to the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic
  • Workshops on tax rights and obligations
  Our tax preparation sites are spread across the greater El Paso area, giving us a unique ability to serve the border community of Far West Texas and Southern New Mexico. Through these services and locations we are able to assist thousands of local families in making effective use of Earned Income and Child Tax Credits. Combined with our proven education and outreach efforts, we are able to help families use their tax refunds to build assets that strengthen communities and promote prosperity.