A financial coach first met Victoria* when she came to file her taxes through the Clinic’s VITA program. Victoria was very apprehensive about filing: the year before, her abuser filed before she did and had wrongfully claimed their child, even though the child lives with Victoria all year. When she learned she was entitled to the Child Tax Credit, she was prepared to fight for it! Her coach warned her that if her abuser again filed first, her electronic submission would be rejected, and although she would then be able to mail in her form, she may not receive the tax credit. Thankfully, her coach helped keep her filing process smooth, and Victoria received a refund of over $600!