With your help, we can deliver this Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) money to your residents who have earned it. EITC is not just a boost to the people and working family it goes directly to; it also helps boost your local economy. Alan Berube of the Brookings Institution raises some key issues in his report, Using the Earned Income Tax Credit to Stimulate Local Economies, on how EITC provides this boost to your local economy:
- For many low-wage workers, the tax refund which includes EITC is the largest payment they receive all year.
- Surveys and federal expenditure analysis indicates most EITC recipients use the funds to meet short- to medium-term needs: buying clothes for their children, replacing old furniture and appliances, repairing a vehicle, going on a trip, or catching up on past-due rent and utility bills.
- Spending EITC in the local area creates important ripple effects as dollars move among consumers, firms, and their employees.
If you promote your own, consider promoting federal credit at same time. The more dollars brought into your local economy, the more revenue you collect. And, remember if you don't have a local or state credit, the federal EITC still brings a lot of money into your community increasing the revenue you collect.
- If you earned less than $55,952 in 2019, find out if you qualify for EITC at IRS.gov EITC
- If you qualify for (enter name of your credit), find out if you qualify for EITC at IRS.gov EITC
Real Estate or Housing Authorities
Reach out to those having problems paying their mortgage or keeping up with home repairs.
- Need helping paying your mortgage or for home repairs? If you earned less than $55,952 in 2019, find out if you qualify for EITC at IRS.gov EITC
EITC Key Messages:
Qualified for the EITC? See if you also qualify for the Child Tax Credit/Additional Child Tax Credit/Credit for Other Dependents.
You work hard. So see if the EITC can work just as hard for you.
Free tax preparation help is available online and through a volunteer organization near you.
You earned it. Now file, claim it and get it.
Avoid EITC errors. Visit your local VITA/TCE site for free tax help.
Refunds received from the Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit or any other tax credit are not considered income for any federal or federally funded public benefit program. For more information, see Publication 4808 or Publication 907 , or contact your state, tribal or local government benefit coordinator.
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Don’t guess about EITC eligibility; find out with the EITC Assistant, only at IRS.gov.
Do you quality for the EITC? You may also qualify for the Child Tax Credit and the Credit for Other Dependents.
No children? You may still qualify for the EITC. Check out the EITC Assistant.
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Vendor regulatory and/or licensing agencies
Reach out to those who are self-employed and to employers.
- If your earnings from a business you own or from a farm is less than $55,592 in 2019, find out if you qualify for EITC at IRS.gov EITC
- Do you hire someone to work for you? If they earn less than $55,592 during 2019, make sure they know about EITC. It can boost their income at no cost to you. Find out more at IRS.gov EITC
EITC Fast Facts - Facts you can use in letters to local editors, newsletter articles, feature stories or on websites and Facebook pages. And facts you can rely on as accurate.
EITC Fact Sheets - Pass along these fact sheets to keep members of your community informed. You can distribute electronically or on paper.
Publications and Products - Download or view IRS publications specific to EITC.