ERIC Number: ED436666
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Help Workers Boost Their Paychecks! The Earned Income Credit 2000 Outreach Kit.
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Washington, DC.
This packet, which was developed as part of the Earned Income Credit Campaign 2000, contains an information booklet, a guide to outreach strategies, and accompanying materials to raise low-income workers' awareness of the Earned Income Credit (EIC) and other tax credits available to low-income taxpayers. The following are among the topics discussed in the booklet: the EIC Campaign 2000 network; the EIC's provisions and operation; explanation of how childless workers can qualify for the EIC; the EIC advance payment option; the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, which provides free tax preparation for low-income workers; commercial tax preparation and the EIC; low-income taxpayer clinics; Workfare payments and the EIC; questions and answers about the EIC; efforts to control EIC errors and overpayments; talking points on the EIC; the Child Tax Credit; the Child and Dependent Care Credit; EIC benefits for tax year 1999; and EIC participation for tax year 1998 by state. Also included are the following EIC outreach campaign tools: reproducible English/Spanish EIC flyer, brochures, and envelope stuffer; two English/Spanish EIC color posters; EIC campaign outreach strategy guide; EIC campaign list business reply card; pertinent Internal Revenue Service forms and instructions; and Children's Health Insurance outreach kit request form. The outreach guide's topics include how to set up a hotline and how to use the media. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Consumer Education, Definitions, English (Second Language), Federal Legislation, Guidelines, Income, Information Dissemination, Low Income Groups, Money Management, Outreach Programs, Records (Forms), Spanish Speaking, State Legislation, State Programs, Tax Credits, Welfare Recipients
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 820 First Street, NE, Suite 510, Washington, DC 20002. Tel: 202-408-1080; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Earned Income Tax Credit