Since 1975, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) has been among the most powerful anti-poverty tools in our country.
Because the EITC is a fully refundable tax credit that puts money back into the hands of hard-working taxpayers, it often represents the largest windfall of cash that low- and moderate-income households receive in a given year. As such, the EITC is a critical income support that helps workers and their family overcome financial challenges and put a little away for a rainy day, all while fulfilling their civic obligation to pay their taxes.
Throughout the month, CFED and the Taxpayer Opportunity Network have been working with our partners in the field to take advantage of EITC Awareness Day, an annual event started by the IRS dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of the EITC.
In recognition of EITC Awareness, will you take a few minutes today to spread the word about this powerful anti-poverty program?
Here are three easy ways you can get involved:
- Share an EITC success story by calling our EITC story hotline at 888.744.3482 or by visiting here.
- Download our EITC Awareness Day toolkit for resources, templates and tools that can help raise awareness about EITC among your lawmakers, professional networks and more.
- Join the Taxpayer Opportunity Network to stay abreast of the latest news and resources about EITC, as well as important community tax preparation programs like VITA and TCE.
Today and every day, CFED appreciates the work you do to create opportunity in your community.