Community-based outreach efforts are critical to help eligible workers learn about and claim the EITC and the CTC. According to national estimates, 20 to 25 percent of eligible workers do not claim the EITC. This means that millions of workers are missing out on the income boost they’ve earned.

Your outreach efforts are especially important for workers who earn too little to be required to file a tax return, enter the labor force for the first time, earn less than expected during the year, mistakenly think they don’t qualify for the credits, or don’t know they can file their taxes for free and claim the EITC and CTC for up to three previous years. Explore the strategies on this page to help workers get back the money they’ve earned.

Recent Blog Posts

Six Ways Anyone Can Promote the EITC

Millions of people—including your friends, family, and neighbors—qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a tax benefit worth up to $6,431 in 2019, that reduces taxes for workers earning…

Jan 15, 2019
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Can Immigrant Workers Get the EITC?

Many documented immigrants who are employed can get the EITC. You, your spouse, and children listed on the Schedule EIC must each have valid Social Security numbers that permit you to work in the United States. 

Dec 21, 2018
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