The Brookings Institution’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Interactive data finder allows visitors to retrieve select IRS data from federal income tax returns, such as the number of tax filers who claimed the EITC and the number of tax filers who used a commercial tax preparer.

This guide will help you understand how the website works and explores how you can use the data to target tax credit outreach efforts or free tax filing. For example, you can use the data to:

  • Garner support for tax credit outreach efforts from funders, policy makers and the public
  • Highlight achievements for an EITC Awareness Day news release
  • Develop new outreach initiatives and performance measures for your VITA program
  • Identify under-served communities to incorporate into your outreach strategy

Outreach Kit