• 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

The Brookings Institution’s EITC Interactive site released “New Data that Illustrate the Local Impact of Tax Credits for Working Families” featuring Earned Income Tax Credit data from tax year 2012. The data demonstrates the effectiveness of the EITC, along with the Child Tax Credit, to encourage work and alleviate poverty.  Read more

In “It’s Time to Strengthen the EITC to Give Childless Workers a Much-Needed Boost” Chuck Marr, director of federal tax policy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, adds his voice in supporting the expansion of the EITC for childless workers.  Read more

In “Earned Income Tax Credit Offers Few Benefits to Childless Workers” the New Republic echoes support from CBPP, Senators Patty Murray and Marco Rubio, and President Obama to expand the EITC to benefit childless workers.  Read more

3 Million Reasons to Thank Tax-Season Volunteers” highlights the importance of the many volunteers who participate in VITA and AARP Tax Aide programs to deliver free tax preparation to lower- and moderate-income workers.  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.