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Boosting EITC Awareness

January 31, 2020

Today is Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Awareness Day, a time to bring attention to the EITC and other refundable tax credits to encourage more eligible taxpayers to claim them. Some 25 million working households claimed nearly $63 billion in federal EITCs last year.

The EITC’s critical...

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Celebrating 50 Years of VITA

March 13, 2019

As we recognize the fourth annual Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Awareness Day today, we also celebrate 50 years of VITA. This IRS-sponsored program trains volunteers to help millions of low- and moderate-income people file their taxes by providing accurate, free, and trustworthy tax preparation assistance. VITA sites are located across the country at community settings like libraries...

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EITC Provides Critical Support for Working Families

January 25, 2019

Today is the 13th annual Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Awareness Day, designed to elevate a federal tax credit that encourages work and helps working families meet daily needs.

The EITC reduces poverty, lifting 5.7 million people out of poverty in 2017, including 3 million children. By...

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4 Ways Free Tax Preparation Volunteers Make a Difference

April 17, 2018

Tax Day is an ideal time to acknowledge the invaluable service that volunteers provide to help nearly 3 million low- and moderate-income people file their taxes and claim the tax credits they’ve earned. In 2018, volunteers at the IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and...

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5 Ways the EITC Benefits Families, Communities, and the Country

January 26, 2017

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...

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Explaining the EITC in 74 Seconds

December 6, 2016

Each year, nearly 30 million working families claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).  Our new video, from CBPP’s Get It Back Campaign, highlights the numerous benefits to claiming the EITC, which helps working families during every...

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Outreach Helps Connect Workers to the EITC

January 29, 2016

While celebrating today’s 10th annual Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Awareness Day (as we’ve noted), CBPP continues to lead a national effort to promote the EITC,...

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A Timely Tax-Season Thanks to Volunteers

April 15, 2015

Tax Day is an ideal time to recognize the critical services that volunteers provide through free tax preparation programs such as the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and the AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide...