Do you know that workers in your community can receive up to $6,660 by claiming Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) on their 2020 tax returns? Think of the financial boost EITC provides to your local community and the impact that influx of cash brings to your local economy.Although four out of five workers who qualify for EITC claim the credit, many miss this opportunity to supplement their income. It is also estimated that those eligible for the EITC change by a third each year based on changes to their filing status, number of qualifying children, and financial situation. Therefore, it's important that the credit is promoted continuously so that workers claim the tax credit they earned.
How Can You Help Get the Word Out?
By working together and reaching out to eligible citizens in your community, we can ensure more money is available to members of your community by bringing EITC dollars into your local economy. Help inform your residents who have earned income about EITC through both widespread and targeted communications. And, help the eligible members of your community get the benefit they earned.
- View our EITC Outreach kit (pdf format) which provides simple ideas on how get the word out about the EITC and highlights key communication products.
- Join community organizations, elected officials, state and local governments, schools, employers, and other interested parties for our annual EITC Awareness Day, a national effort to increase EITC awareness.
- Go to our Tried and True Tips page to download suggestions on how to start your own successful EITC campaign.
- Use social media to share the latest information on EITC. Also, visit our Multi-Media Center page where you can find You Tube videos, podcasts, subscription services, IRS Tax Tips, Twitter feeds and the IRS2Go app.
- Go to our TV PSA and Videos page for public service announcements, news releases, audio files, and videos to spread EITC awareness.
- Spread the word with written information in your newsletters or mailings or play EITC PSAs through your cable or closed-circuit channels.
- Hang EITC Posters in public places.
- Visit our Basic Marketing & Communication Materials page for links to resources that will help spread the word about the EITC.
- Find out how many eligible workers claimed EITC last year and the amount of cash brought into your state economy on our Statists for Tax Returns with EITC page. If you want more IRS information on individual income tax filers, there is also a link to the Brookings Institute interactive database where you can view or download ZIP code-level EITC filer information.
- See the percentage of eligible workers who claimed EITC in your state on our EITC Participation Rate by States chart.
- Find out which state offer their residents an earned income or a similar credit on our State and Local Government EITC Programs page.
- Read about the IRS partnership with New York City to reach potentially eligible residents.
- Learn best practices from financial institutions, educational institutions, government agencies, volunteer organizations, and large employers on ways to help working taxpayers get the EITC.
Workers must have earned income to qualify for EITC
Earned income is taxable income received by working for someone or running one's own business or farm. Find out what is and what is not earned income on irs.gov
MAPP, Municipal Agency Partnering Program
IRS established MAPP, Municipal Agency Partnering Program, to expand GL's mission of governmental partnering and data sharing with city and county agencies. MAPP is about the mutual sharing of information that aids both compliance and customer service. Programs like MAPP augment IRS's tax compliance processes by leveraging resources which helps reduce the tax gap. Learn more about the program here.
with other government agencies, municipal offices, and social organizations in your community who promote EITC. Find out how; email:GovernmentLiaison@irs.gov