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  • The EIC & CTC lift more than 9 million adults and children above the poverty line.
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  • Free tax filing assistance helps over 3 million workers each year.
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  • Conduct outreach and help eligible workers receive the tax credits they’ve earned.
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In “Incentivizing Savings through the Tax Code: Lessons Learned from SaveUSA ” RESULTS describes how SaveUSA, a program that allows individuals at participating VITA sites to allocate a portion or all of their tax refunds to deposit into a matched savings account, helps increase savings in lower-income households.  Read more

“The Labor Force Won’t Fix Itself” analyzes the decline in labor force participation in the U.S. and ways it can be boosted through economic policies including the expansion of the EITC, which can help encourage parents to find jobs.  Read more
Health Insurance Tax Credits Begin in 2014!
In 2010, Congress enacted the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Major provisions of the law take effect in 2014, enabling millions of individuals without health insurance, or who have unaffordable insurance, to gain new coverage geared to their incomes. Health Care Marketplaces have been established in each state, where consumers can submit applications for coverage and select insurance plans that meet family needs.  Learn about ACA resources to assist tax credit outreach campaigns.

About the EITC Outreach Campaign

For more than 20 years, the Campaign, which includes community organizations, employers, social service programs and government agencies, has promoted the Earned Income Credit (EIC), the Child Tax Credit (CTC) and free tax filing assistance for low- and moderate-income workers. Each year millions of eligible workers risk missing out on these important federal tax benefits because they do not know they qualify, do not know how to claim the credits or do not know where to find free tax filing assistance. Your outreach efforts can ensure that eligible workers can receive the tax credits they’ve earned.

This website will provide the information you need to develop a vibrant Tax Credit Outreach Campaign. If you have difficulty finding any information, please contact us at eickit@cbpp.org or 202-408-1080.