EITC Boosts Low-Income Americans, But Some Don't Take Advantage

While the Earned Income Tax Credit assists families with children who have lower incomes, helping reduce the poverty rate while also providing a work incentive, about one in five eligible filers may not be taking advantage of the program, which is why advocates are trying to raise awareness toward the end of the tax-filing season. Lack of awareness among the "newly poor," could be one reason why eligible filers don't know they are available, said Rod West, Entergy's chief administrative...Full Story
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