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Poverty-related issues in the news, from the Institute for Research on Poverty

Earned Income Tax Credit

Childless adults qualify for earned income credit, too, By Susan Tompor, February 4, 2015, Detroit Free Press: “The Earned Income Tax Credit has one of those clunky names that you might ignore, as unfortunately some do. But the complex credit can put real money into the pockets of working people. Each year, the Internal Revenue Service, volunteer tax preparers, and others roll out a National EITC Awareness Day to warn that much-needed money is being left on the table. After years of such publicity and with almost 28 million people receiving $66 billion for the credit last year, it is hard to believe that anyone would not know about a key tool that fights poverty…”