Tax Credits Lift Families out of Poverty

Just in one year, Broward County’s working families received up to $514,000 in Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC).

In 2013, these credits lifted more than 9.4 million people – including 5 million children – out of poverty.

Every year, a group of funders and community nonprofit organizations work hard to ensure that all these dollars go back into the pockets of our taxpaying working families.(Thank you to long-term community investors: Children’s Services Council of Broward County and United Way of Broward County).

This year, we have the opportunity to permanently expand EITC and the Child Tax Credit. Contact your congressional representatives today and ask them to make the EITC and Child Credit improvements permanent.

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2 Responses to Tax Credits Lift Families out of Poverty

  1. Speaking as a citizen of the united kingdom due to financial cuts in the welfare system here many families will be cast even deeper in to poverty.
    Child tax credit claimants are the main focus of government cut backs in a time of unease and and coming off the back of a recession the public frustration is on the increase.
    The whole point of having a democracy is to help ease the peoples difficulty not enhance it.
    It is refreshing to see how in your country that steps are being taken to help the lower earners not stifle them

    • jbacallao says:

      Paul, apologies for not responding earlier. Thanks for sharing your views from the U.K.
      Yes, we are fortunate in the United States to have the Earned Income Credit known as EITC. And, to have a program that allows us to assist individuals in preparing their tax returns for free using volunteers, it’s called VITA. It is one of the most important anti-poverty programs in the U.S. for working families. The impact these returns have on a family can be significant. The dollars often keep families from becoming homeless. Refund dollars are used to purchase or repair a vehicle which then allows individuals to get and keep their employment.

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