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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 “New Poverty Figures Show Impact of Working-Family Tax Credits,“ Bryann DaSilva of CBPP explains how a combination of the CTC and EITC lifted more children out of poverty than any other safety net program. Credit expirations in 2017 would cause 16.4 million people to fall into or deeper into poverty.  Read more.

In, “Raising the Federal Minimum Wage to $10.10 Would Save Safety Net Programs Billions and Help Ensure Businesses Are Doing Their Fair Share,” a recent Economic Policy Institute report, David Cooper suggests that spending levels of safety net programs are “woefully inadequate” to combat poverty in the United States and raising the minimum wage to $10.10 would provide budgetary relief to safety net programs by taking 1.7 million workers off public assistance. Read more.

On November 4, 2014, CBPP will host a webinar, “The Affordable Care Act: Everything You Need to Know, Part 2.” The second session in this four-part fall webinar series will focus on penalties for failing to maintain health insurance coverage and the corresponding exemptions. 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 more about ACA resources to assist tax credit outreach campaigns.

CBPP is presenting a 4-part fall webinar series that will explain what you need to know about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to complete tax returns and assist low-income tax clients. Lean more here.

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.