Spring 2007

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Cover Story

EITC Achieves Gains But Challenges Remain

The federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) provides a refundable tax credit to lower income working families. An EITC expert discusses the current state of the tax credit program, focusing on three current challenges that weaken the effectiveness of EITC programs. The article also includes brief summaries of innovative programs that Fifth District and national organizations have developed to address these challenges.


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An IRS representative gives advice on how to set up an effective Volunteer Income Tax Assistance site.

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