The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) encourages work, supports family financial stability and leads to long-term gains in child health and academic success. United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, our community partners, and hundreds of volunteers each year take action to connect working families to the EITC. It’s good for families, it’s good for communities, and its good for the economy.
We’re thankful that Congress took action at the end of last year to save this vital resource for millions of working Americans.
As tax season kicks off, we want to make sure that those who qualify connects to the credits through Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and MyFreeTaxes.com, a site where individuals or families earning $62,000 or less in 2015 can file their state and local taxes for free online.