Come and Claim It: Texas Economy & Families to Benefit From $5 Billion EITC Stimulus
Don Baylor /(512) 320-0222 x 108
January 31, 2008
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Today, Governor Rick Perry issued a proclamation designating January 31st as Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Awareness Day in Texas. To read the proclamation, see http://www.uwtexas.org/data/docs/EITC_Procalamation.pdf. The EITC is a refundable federal tax credit for eligible households with earned income no more than $39,783. For the 2008 filing season, the maximum refund is $4,716. As the nationâ€™s most successful anti-poverty program, the EITC enables working families to address basic needs while also providing a platform for financial stability and success. Families can apply online for the EITC at http://www.irs.gov/efile/article/0,,id=118986,00.html or by visiting a local Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site. To find a VITA location nearest you, see http://www.uwtexas.org/data/docs/Texas_Tax_Preparation_Sites.pdf.