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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 “Safety Net Cut Poverty Nearly in Half Last Year, New Census Data Show,“ Danilo Trisi of CBPP analyzed the 2013 recent Census data and found safety net programs, including the EITC, cut the poverty rate nearly in half, lifting 39 million people out of poverty. Read more.

Prize-Linked Savings: An Innovative Strategy for Helping Low-Income Households Build Savings“ describes a new asset-development strategy that offers the opportunity to win cash prizes for depositing money into a savings account has been successfully implemented in several states. In Michigan, the prize-linked savings programs has seen 20 percent increase in the account balances of participants after one year. Read more.

On October 21, 2014, CBPP will host a webinar, “The Affordable Care Act: Everything You Need to Know, Part 1.” The first session in this four-part fall webinar series will provide an overview of the ACA, including the requirements for coverage, how the ACA affects tax season, and how health insurance should be incorporated into VITA outreach. 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.