Research Report Disparities in Knowledge of the EITC
Elaine Maag
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The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), administered through the federal income tax system, is the largest cash assistance program for low-income families. Data from the 2001 National Survey of America's Families (NSAF) show large disparities in who knows about the EITC amongst families with income below twice poverty. Only a small portion (27.1 percent) of low-income Hispanic parents know about the EITCsignificantly less than their peers of other races and ethnicities.
Research Areas Families Social safety net Taxes and budgets
Tags Poverty Economic well-being Individual taxes Campaigns, proposals, and reforms Federal tax issues and reform proposals