This section provides resources with summaries of the EITC and basic facts about eligibility, credit levels, and how to apply for this tax credit program. Information in this section is general and not specific to domestic violence survivors or other underserved populations. Note that each tax credit has different filing requirements. Be sure to check your filing status to make sure it is appropriate for the tax credit.
For more than 25 years, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has led a national effort to promote tax benefits that provide critical work supports for employees earning low to moderate wages. Get It Back Campaign partners include community organizations, employers, social service programs, advocacy groups, government agencies, financial institutions and many others who help connect workers to the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), the Child Tax Credit (CTC), and free tax filing assistance.
This website provides the information you need to develop a vibrant Tax Credit Outreach Campaign. Get started with these three steps:
- Read up on the tax credits, free tax filing, and why they’re important for workers.
- Find out how you can reach out to workers.
- Use printable materials in your outreach campaign.
* New for 2022!
Three important tax credit expansions provide a historic opportunity to reduce poverty. The new EITC & CTC Outreach Toolkits support efforts to help people who are newly eligible claim these payments by filing their 2021 tax return.
Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC): The EITC was recently increased and expanded to people not raising children between 19-24 and 65 and over.
Child Tax Credit (CTC): Nearly every family is eligible for the expanded CTC, including families without recent income. Families who received advance payments in 2021 will need to file a tax return to get the remaining credit.
Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (CDCTC): This tax credit helps offset expenses you pay for childcare or the care of an adult dependent who is unable to care for themselves.