Monday, July 2, 2012

Outreach for the Earned Income Tax Credit

Earned Income Tax Credit outreach initiatives throughout the state, including our work at PathWays PA, are at risk of losing their funding from DPW in this fiscal year. These initiatives are not line items in the state budget, so we do not yet know the final funding determination.

Over 2000 families filed returns just with PathWays PA this year, giving them access to free, IRS-certified tax services, financial literacy tools, and quick refunds without paying high interest fees.

Please call your legislator to ask for their support on the Earned Income Tax Credit. You can find their contact information at http://bit.ly/wjYINY. You can use the following language:

"Outreach around the Earned Income Tax Credit, a program for working families, is at risk in the Department of Public Welfare. Will Senator/Representative X call or write to Secretary Alexander asking for the continuation of the program?"

You can write a letter in support of the program or visit here to learn more.

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