Some 21 percent of workers who qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) don’t claim it, the IRS estimates, and the IRS and its partners have designated today as the 9th annual EITC Awareness Day to spread the word about the EITC through public events and engaging the media.
As our Working-Family Tax Credit Essentials series explains, the EITC and Child Tax Credit reward work and reduce poverty. Research also shows that they help people in working families at every stage of life, from infancy through retirement.
CBPP conducts a National Tax Credit Outreach Campaign to promote the tax credits and provide free tax filing assistance year-round. The campaign consists of thousands of community and social service organizations, government agencies, and employers working together to inform potentially eligible workers about the EITC, how to claim it, and where to find free tax filing assistance.
The campaign website has several resources, including: