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United Way of the Bluegrass fights to help individuals and families keep their hard-earned money!

The free tax preparation provided by Central Kentucky Economic Empowerment Project (CKEEP) and its volunteer tax preparers offers immediate savings to Central Kentuckians. 

Each year, millions of dollars are lost by hard-working families in the Bluegrass who do not file for their Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) during tax time. That money is lost to them and the local economy. The IRS estimates that approximately 20 to 25 percent of those eligible for the credit do not claim it because they don’t know they are eligible for it they don’t know how to claim it, or they don’t know where to go for assistance. This past tax season, CKEEP sites helped return $4.2 million to Central Kentuckians.

CKEEP is not currently scheduling appointments for tax services. Please check back for details for the 2020 tax season soon.


​If you make under $66,000, you also qualify for free tax preparation using It’s easy, safe, secure and 100% free for all simple tax forms! 

CKEEP is a coalition, led by United Way of the Bluegrass, that partners with the IRS and other community organizations. 

The budget referenced is the updated sheet for 2020 that you worked on last week

Follow these tips to prepare your budget for the holidays!


Click here to find tips and tricks about how to celebrate your loved ones without breaking the bank, along with printable holiday and gift-giving budget sheets.

In 2019, CKEEP services resulted in the following:


CKEEP volunteers provide an important service for our community. Are you ready to help families work toward financial stability? This volunteer opportunity may be for you. 



Tax Appointment Checklist

Access forms and tools to help prepare for tax season success!

For additional details about CKEEP, contact Katie Raney859-977-7378