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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 “A Tax Change Both Parties Can Support,” National Journal reports on the EITC, one of the few policies that members of both parties support. Ultimately, there is one key difference that slows expansion proposals from moving forward. Read more.

In “Greenstein on Today’s Census Figures,” CBPP President, Robert Greenstein, provides an analysis of the Census Bureau’s 2013 data on poverty, income inequality, and health insurance. Although the economy strengthened in 2013, it did not recover broadly enough to improve the quality of living for many middle- and lower-income Americans. 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.