Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Other Tax Credits

This collection highlights key resources for the EITC, the Child Tax Credit, Health Coverage Tax Credits, and others, highlighting resources specific to domestic violence survivors and advocates working with survivors.

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Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Other Tax Credits by Anna Melbin for the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (Updated January 2014)

Over thirty-five years ago, Congress authorized a federal tax credit program called the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Since its inception, the EITC has been heralded as one of the most successful anti-poverty strategies in the United States, and numerous other tax credit programs have followed. This collection highlights key resources for the EITC, the Child Tax Credit, Health Coverage Tax Credits, and others. The collection is organized into 8 key sections:

  • EITC: General Information and Fact Sheets
  • Tax Credits and Public Benefits Eligibility
  • Population-Specific EITC Considerations and Programs
  • Laws and Public Policy
  • Reports and Research
  • State Specific Information
  • Other Tax Credits for Low Income Individuals and Families
  • Free Tax Preparation Services