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The DC EITC Campaign is a citywide, cross-sector initiative that educates residents about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and other tax benefits for low-income workers. By leveraging the skills of hundreds of community volunteers, the Campaign pr... Read more
The DC EITC Campaign is a citywide, cross-sector initiative that educates residents about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and other tax benefits for low-income workers.
By leveraging the skills of hundreds of community volunteers, the Campaign provides free tax preparation assistance to low-income residents of the metro DC area and educates taxpayers about programs and services that promote economic security and financial literacy.
The DC EITC Campaign is a coalition of nonprofit, business, community, labor, immigrant, and religious organizations that was created in 2000 to support enactment of a DC Earned Income Tax Credit. The efforts of the campaign were successful in leading to establishment of a DC EITC, and in 2001, the Campaign successfully worked for an expansion of the new credit.
Once the EITC was enacted, the DC EITC Campaign began working on outreach efforts to ensure that all eligible families know about the EITC and how to claim it. The Campaign also has encouraged eligible families and individuals to seek free tax preparation assistance, and coordinated sites and volunteers to provide such assistance.
Today, the DC EITC Campaign leverages the skills of hundreds of community volunteers to provide tax education and high quality no-cost tax preparation services to thousands of hard-working individuals and families throughout DC. The Campaign also partners with Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB) to connect taxpayers with additional resources and services to help them achieve financial security and move up the economic ladder.