What if we told you that there was a proven solution that lifts millions of children and working families out of poverty each year? A tool that improves child health and academic achievement, enables financial stability for hard-working families, and pumps billions of dollars back into local communities around the country? Well, there is! And it’s called the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).
When one Veteran returned home from deployment, he and his family went to the United Way of Northern Nevada with the dread of an overdue tax bill. Because of the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit, there was no need to worry about making ends meet. More than 380 United Way network affiliates around the Country help low to moderate income workers access their credits through Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites and MyFreeTaxes.com.