EITC Awareness Day – January 25

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EITC Awareness Day

Mark your calendars- EITC Awareness Day is Friday, January 25, 2013
Plan now to be part of EITC Awareness Day on Friday, January 25,2013 and join with other charitable and social organizations, elected officials, state and local government agencies, employers, and other interested parties in your community to generate extensive mainstream and social media coverage on this day.Did you knowthat workers eligible for EITC, Earned Income Tax Credit, can receive up to $5,981 by claiming the credit on their 2013 Federal tax returns? They can receive even more if they live in a state with a similar credit. Think of the financial boost EITC provides working people and the impact that influx of cash brings to your local economy.What’s amazing is there are potentially eligible people who miss this credit because they don’t file a Federal tax return! Four out of five people claim and get the EITC they earned but that leaves millions of people who miss boosting their income by claiming EITC. We need to work hard to reach the members of your community who are eligible for EITC but don’t file because their income is below the filing requirement and for those new to EITC each year. We find that there’s about a one-third turnover each year as people move into or out of EITC eligibility.

To get the credit, those eligible must file and claim it. And, that all begins with awareness of EITC.

You can help and be part of this important event by issuing a news release, sending a letter to the editor of your local paper, appearing on radio talk programs, conducting news interviews, tweeting, blogging and more. Please plan to be part of this national outreach day.

Many tools and resources will be available to support you. Watch this site because we will start posting 2013 filing season products soon and most will be available by December. (We apologize this site still has many of our products from the 2012 filing season but we put a  note “Update Coming Soon” or a similar note by all our outdated products.)

Here are some resources to help you:

Visit the IRS EITC Website.

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