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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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Fighting Poverty at Tax Time through the EITC” — The Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution has updated its interactive EITC resources to better assist organizations in their upcoming outreach efforts. Read more.

Congress Agrees to Widen Federal Help for Disabled” — Congress approved a bill on December 16 that is the “most sweeping legislation to help the disabled in a quarter century.” The bill allows as many as 54 million people with disabilities to open tax-free bank accounts. Read more.

Join CBPP on January 8, 2015 for “Understanding EITC Outreach + Tools and Tips for Using Traditional and New Media,” a webinar on what tax credit outreach is and why it is important. Speakers will share lessons and personal experiences with running a local tax credit outreach campaign. Read more.

On January 15, 2015, CBPP and the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare will present a webinar, “ACA and Taxes: Resources for VITA and Other Social Service Providers.” The implementation of the Affordable Care Act has made it necessary for new information to be reported on the tax return about health insurance coverage. The webinar will discuss tools, resources, and training opportunities to help VITA volunteers address taxpayer questions as they relate to health insurance and the ACA. 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 lower- 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 help ensure that eligible workers can receive the tax credits they’ve earned.

This website provides the information and resources you need to develop a vibrant Tax Credit Outreach Campaign. For questions or assistance with developing your outreach strategy, please contact us at eickit@cbpp.org or 202-408-1080.

Watch this video guide for a quick tour of this website: