The federal EITC lowers the amount of taxes you owe by as much as $6,000. The federal Child Tax Credit is worth up to $1,000 for each qualifying child claimed on your tax return. If you pay for child care, you could get both the federal and state Child & Dependent Care Credit which reduces the tax you owe and could mean a bigger refund, It is also available to families that pay for the care of adults who are unable to care for themselves. There are more tax credits for which you may qualify, plus free tax help. Thank you to the Piton Foundation for support of this EITC program. For more information, please call 2-1-1 or visit www.piton.org/eitc
Earned Income Tax Credit and The Piton Foundation's Campaign
The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a federal tax credit that helps low-income working families. It rewards low and moderate income families for their hard work and helps them close the gap between what they earn and what they need to get by and get ahead by returning additional federal taxes back to them. The amount is based on how much people earn and the number of qualifying children.
The Piton Foundation manages a comprehensive campaign to help make people aware of this tax credit and to connect them to free tax preparation programs. United Way of Weld County partners with the Piton Foundation through our 2-1-1 program. People seeking information on EITC are directed to 2-1-1. United Way 2-1-1 call specialists can answer questions on EITC and refer callers to tax preparation programs in our region.