Spread the Word: Tax Credits and Resources That Benefit Families

Together, we can help families maximize their tax refunds and benefit from available IRS tax credit programs, as well as connect them with free help preparing and filing their taxes. Please help spread the word by sharing these resources with your community.

Download and share this informational flyer from the National Community Tax Coalition.

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a refundable credit for working low- and moderate-income individuals and couples, particularly those with children. The Tax Year 2013 maximum credit is $6,044.

The Child Tax Credit (CTC) is a tax credit that can increase the tax refund for families with children under age 17. For Tax Year 2013, the maximum credit is $1,000 per qualifying child.

Federal and state tax credits for low- and moderate-income workers can help them keep more of their income to support their families. Research shows that there is a close link between family income and later outcomes, and increasing a family’s income by $3,000 annually over the course of several years can boost children’s achievement significantly

For more information about the EITC and CTC credits, please visit EITCoutreach.org.

For free personalized tax help, please visit irs.treasury.gov/freetaxprep to find a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site near you.

To file tax returns online for free, please visit myfreetaxes.com/NCTC.

For additional information or services in your area. Please contact the National Community Tax Coalition (NCTC) at info@tax-coalition.org or 312-273-1910, or visit their website tax-coalition.org.