EITC Campaign Director
Tomorrow is the 11th annual Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Awareness Day — a time to help eligible workers learn about and claim this federal tax credit that helps millions of low- and moderate-income working families make ends meet.
In 2015, the EITC lifted about 6.5 million people out of poverty, including about 3.3 million children. A powerful anti-poverty tool, the EITC does more than help families transition out of poverty. Research shows that the EITC strengthens families, communities, and the country in a number of ways:
Despite these benefits, the IRS estimates that one in four eligible workers don’t claim their EITC. Additionally, this year refund delays may discourage some earners from filing a tax return. Outreach is critical to help make sure eligible workers get the EITC they’ve earned.
That’s why CBPP continues to lead a national outreach campaign promoting the EITC. Our Get It Back Campaign provides resources for partners to connect eligible workers to tax credits and free tax preparation. The campaign offers a range of tools and materials, including an EITC Estimator, a Tax Credit Outreach Kit, and an EITC video.