Tax credits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC) deliver critical work supports for employees earning low to moderate wages. Claiming these tax credits can put an eligible worker on the path to securing better housing, obtaining dependable transportation, paying for quality child care, or pursuing higher education.

To benefit from any tax credit, eligible workers must file a tax return. Preparing a tax return can be complicated and may seem overwhelming. That’s why it’s so important to promote free tax filing along with working family tax credits.

Learn about different tax credits, free tax filing, the Affordable Care Act and taxes, and asset development. For information and materials on how to conduct outreach, see Outreach Strategies. If you have questions that aren’t answered in the FAQs, contact us.

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