EITC Outreach

About the EITC

Individuals and families have greater incentives to work and increased financial stability thanks to the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC). These credits help low- and moderate-income working families make ends meet, together lifting 289,000 out of poverty in 2013, including 162,000 children, in Ohio.

The EITC is broadly considered our nation’s most effective pro-work, anti-poverty tool. Only those who work are eligible, allowing them to keep more of what they earn to pay for things like transportation to get to work and childcare for their kids. The EITC brings back billions of dollars to local communities, supporting local economies.

Currently, lower-income working Americans who cannot claim children on their taxes access little to no EITC. Also, young people age 21-24 are ineligible. So while the EITC is one of the most effective tools we have to help working families keep their heads above water, it excludes millions of workers. Congress can expand this common sense policy for workers who cannot claim children on their taxes by increasing the size of the EITC for this group and lowering the age of eligibility to 21.

Help us advocate

On July 14, United Way of Central Ohio and Tax Time staff members will be heading to Capitol Hill to advocate for expansion of the EITC for childless workers. Help us advocate from home by sharing the following messages via your social media channels!

Twitter

  • Expanding #EITC will provide tax relief to 716k vet/mil service members w/o kids. #SupportTheTroops http://bit.ly/29cYGFE
  • Expanding #EITC to parents that don’t live w/their kids will allow them to better support their family. #UWAdvocate http://bit.ly/29cYGFE
  • W/ alot of student debt & low wages, covering rent/food can be hard. Expanding #EITC will help young ppl just starting http://bit.ly/29cYGFE
  • By expanding the #EITC, we can give 13 million hardworking Americans a fair shot at a better life #UWAdvocate http://bit.ly/29cYGFE
  • Rs & Ds agree that no working American should struggle to make ends meet. Expand the #EITC #UWAdvocate http://bit.ly/29cYGFE

Facebook

  • Expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit will provide tax relief to the 716,000 veteran or military service members that don’t have children, or can’t claim them on their taxes. Our tax dollars should support the brave men and women who fight for our country. http://bit.ly/29cYGFE
  • Expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit to include parents that don’t live with their kids will allow them to better support them. Just because they don’t live under the same roof, doesn’t mean they don’t want to provide for their children. http://bit.ly/29cYGFE
  • By expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit, we can give 13 million hardworking Americans a fair shot at a better life. http://bit.ly/29cYGFE
  • Expanding the EITC will help younger people just entering the workforce. This generation is starting out with high levels of student debt and wages that barely cover the everyday costs of rent and food. http://bit.ly/29cYGFE
  • Republicans and Democrats agree that no working American should struggle to make ends meet. Congress should expand the Earned Income Tax Credit for workers who cannot claim children on their taxes by increasing the size of the EITC for this group and lowering the age of eligibility to 21. http://bit.ly/29cYGFE

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