On January 29, 2021, the country will be celebrating the 15th annual Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC )Awareness Day. This day is an effort by the IRS to encourage local governments, community organizations, and other stakeholders to bring attention to the Earned Income Tax Credit and opportunities for free tax filing services through local Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) programs.
To help municipalities increase the number of individuals that receive the EITC, the National League of Cities has created materials that cities and towns can use to promote the day. This includes a communications guide designed to help municipal leaders celebrate the day, connect with VITA partners, and raise the visibility of this important tax credit for their residents. A template press release, a sample email to partners, a city proclamation template, and sample social media posts are among the items you'll find in the guide. Full details.