A city thrives when its residents thrive.Yet many families, even though they are employed full time, continue to struggle to meet their families’ basic needs.

Local elected officials across the country have discovered a way to strengthen working families while bringing more federal dollars into the local economy: by connecting eligible workers to the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). The EITC provides a financial boost to these families by reducing their tax burden and, in many cases, giving them a tax refund when they file their annual income tax return.

Recognizing that each city is unique, this toolkit highlights the diverse roles that local governments can play in helping families claim this important resource. To assist municipalities in developing an EITC campaign, the guide offers concrete steps, advice from existing campaigns, specific roles for elected leaders, city examples, and links to important resources.

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