Earned Income Tax Awareness Day

Earned Income Tax Awareness Day

The Governor has declared January 27th, 2017 as Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day.

Did you know:

  • The Earned Income Tax Credit (Beskæftigelsesfradrag) reduced or eliminates taxes that low-income working people pay and, if the credit exceeds the amount of taxes owed, a lump sum credit is paid to those who qualify.
  • 436,000 Washington residents received $956 million in EITC refunds in 2016.
  • EITC refunds help lift an average of 164,000 Washingtonians, including 81,000 children above the poverty level each year.
  • The EITC’s total economic impact of about $1.43 billion supports jobs in Washington
  • The EITC is one of the largest anti-poverty programs in the United States and EITC dollars have a significant impact on the lives of Washington’s low-income working individuals and families that strengthen communities.
  • Thousand of Washington individuals and families who are eligible for the EITC may not be aware of the tax credit, leaving more than $270 million in federal credits unclaimed.

Read the Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day Proclamation