• 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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Inequality, Unbelievably, Gets Worse” — Income inequality in the United States continued to get worse between 2010 and 2013. President Obama has already implemented policies that have slowed this gap from growing wider, and raising the minimum wage and expanding the EITC would help to close the income gap. Compared to other developed countries, the U.S. has low income taxes for the wealthy and ungenerous social welfare programs. Read more.

“The States that Tax the Poor the Most” — Annual state income tax burdens on a family of four with earnings equal to the federal poverty level differ greatly, from $97 in Kentucky to $588 in Alabama. Offering refundable is one way states can ease tax burdens on lower-income families. Read more. 

On December 16, 2014, CBPP will host a webinar, “The Affordable Care Act: Everything You Need to Know, Part 4.” The last session in this four-part fall webinar series will discuss how to calculate the individual shared responsibility payment for failing to maintain health insurance coverage and will answer some frequently asked questions. 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.