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It’s Tax Day—ADVOCATE!

Tax Day, April 17, is a great opportunity to advocate for United Way's network tax policy priorities. Advocacy for the Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program are crucial to ensuring every person in every community is financially stable.

Working Tax Credits

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is one of the most effective tools we have for working families to keep their heads above water. Each year, it lifts about 6 million Americans out of poverty. Only those who work are eligible, and recipients use the EITC for reliable transportation to work, groceries, and quality childcare. Tell your representatives just how important this critical working tax credit is for your community.

TAKE ACTION AND CONTACT CONGRESS NOW: unitedway.co/2jXF0t7 

GET SOCIAL & RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT EITC: Today is the last day for taxes, but you can still make a difference! Tell Congress how much the EITC means to you! unitedway.co/2jXF0t7 #UWAdvocate #taxday @unitedway

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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program

Over 380 United Ways fund, operate, or support VITA sites across the country. During the 2017 filing season, thousands of VITA volunteers prepared millions of tax returns nationwide resulting in more than $1.9 billion returning to local communities – dollars spent to cover child expenses, pay bills, purchase groceries and household necessities, as well as to save for the future. Tax season, and in particular Tax Day, is the perfect time to educate lawmakers about VITA sites in their district.

TAKE ACTION AND CONTACT CONGRESS NOW: unitedway.co/2pbOtQJ

GET SOCIAL & RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT VITA: VITA supports financial stability of families and returns billions of dollars to communities. On #taxday, urge Congress to make VITA a priority: http://bit.ly/2urekJV  #VITAworks #UWAdvocate

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The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) lifts 6 million Americans out of poverty

Thousands of VITA volunteers prepare millions of tax returns nationwide

$1.9 billion were reinvested into local communities through VITA in 2017