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Policy Basics

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) encourages and rewards work for low- and moderate-income working people, while the Child Tax Credit (CTC) helps working families offset the cost of raising children.

Together, the EITC and the low-income piece of the CTC benefit 30 million low-income working households, lifting 10 million people out of poverty. We work to highlight the benefits of these credits and to protect and expand them to further encourage work and reduce poverty.

More People Than Ever Before Qualify for the EITC

Today is the 16th annual Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Awareness Day. This is a time to bring attention to the critical support the EITC and other refundable tax credits provide to families and...