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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 the News

In “Earned Income Tax Credit Helps Lift Workers Out of Poverty,” NPR’s David Greene interviews David Wessel of the Brookings Institute who explains how the EITC works and discusses its many supporters.  Read more

Beneficiaries of The Earned-Income Tax Credit Need Congress’s Help” discusses the implementation challenges the EITC faces due to the unregulated environment of paid tax preparers and recommends Congress support regulatory measures to ensure EITC recipients receive their full refund.  Read more

Rein in Shady Tax Preparers” presents the need for more regulations on paid tax preparers that target lower and moderate income workers receiving the EITC.  Read more

Reducing EITC Errors“  reviews the importance of reducing errors in the Earned Income Tax Credit by regulating paid tax preparers and increasing funding to the IRS.  Read more

Lone Group Taxed Into Poverty Should Receive a Larger EITC” highlights the need to increase the Earned Income Tax Credit for childless adults that are currently being taxed into poverty or deeper poverty.  Read more

Health Insurance Tax Credits Begin in 2014! Enrollment Starts Now.
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.