Research Report Tax Preparation for Low-Income Households, Knowledge of the EITC
Elaine Maag
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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.
Research Areas Social safety net Taxes and budgets
Tags Poverty Individual taxes
Policy Centers Income and Benefits Policy Center