Tax Preparation for Low-Income Households, Knowledge of the EITC

Research Report

Tax Preparation for Low-Income Households, Knowledge of the EITC

August 2, 2004

Abstract

The Earned Income Tax Credit--the nation's largest cash assistance program for working families--is often criticized for adding complexity to an already overly-complex tax system. This Tax Fact shows that families which are more likely to be eligible for the EITC also are more likely to seek assistance in filing their tax returns.

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