Ariva is one of only five organizations nationwide that offers SaveUSA, a program that offers an incentive for people to save at tax time. Ariva’s South Bronx site offers tax filers the chance to open a special SaveUSA account, while funds last. Filers who are randomly selected to open the SaveUSA account will receive a 50% “match” – up to $500 – when they save part of their refund for a full year.
Who is eligible to open a SaveUSA account?
Filers with children who earn $50,000 per year or less and individuals with no children earning less than $18,000 are eligible for the opportunity to open a SaveUSA account at Ariva’s 167th Street free tax preparation site. Filers must have a minimum tax refund of $200.
What if I already have a $aveNYC Account?
New York City residents who currently hold a $aveNYC Account or who participated in the $aveNYC program in previous years are eligible to open a SaveUSA account.
To sign up for SaveUSA, have your tax return done for free at Ariva at 69 E. 167th Street, Second Floor, Bronx, NY 10452.
Free Bank Accounts
Ariva also connects low-wealth New Yorkers with free bank accounts so they can have their refunds directly deposited (quickly and for free) as well as save and manage their money. Call us at (718) 292-2983 for more information, or come to one of our free tax sites.