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Real Economic Impact Tour

Johnette Hartnett Presenting to Room of REITour partners

REI Tour Director Johnette Hartnett presenting at the 5th Annual REI Tour Mayor's Leadership Academy Pre-Conference, November 2, 2010, Chicago.


Photo of Group at REI Tour Kick-Off Event

IRS SPEC Director Julia Garcia, Tom Sullivan, Jim Griffin and Brian McLane of 54Freedom, IRS Commissioner Rick Byrd, and Debra Chew, IRS Executive Director - Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at the 2009-2010 REI Tour Kick-Off


The Real Economic Impact Tour (REI Tour) is a national initiative delivering free tax preparation and filing assistance, along with other asset building strategies to low-income persons with disabilities. The REI Tour is a public-private collaboration designed to provide Americans with disabilities insight, tools and resources to improve their lives through financial education, training and counseling. The REI Tour is designed to promote:

The real economic impact of persons with disabilities, by increasing the number of tax filers with disabilities and use of tax credits and deductions;

Building of local partnership network between persons with disabilities and their families; disability and community-based organizations, and companies that sponsor the Tour; and

Measurable economic growth in participating cities. Navigation

2010 - 2011 REI Tour Cities

Tax Preparation

REI Tour Initiatives and Projects


Upcoming Events


The 2011 Tax Filing Season is here!



Visit our Resources for Tax Prep page for the latest news, information and resources to help you file or prepare taxes. LogoThe REI Tour is proud to partner with the Walmart Foundation, One Economy Corporation and United Way Worldwide for, providing FREE online tax prep to those earning less than $57,000 a year. Read more about MyFreeTaxes or visit MyFreeTaxes today to start filing for free.
January 28, 2011 is EITC Awareness Day!
Visit to learn more about the Earned Income Tax Credit and about how you can participate in EITC Awareness Day 2011.