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Explaining the EITC in 74 Seconds:

EITC Income for Children Living in Poverty Linked to More Work Hours and Higher Earnings Later in Life

For each $3,000 a year in added EITC credits that children in a working-low income family receives before age 6...

...their working hours increase by 135 hours a year between the ages of 25 and 37, and their annual earnings increase by 17%.

  • Over 107,000 families have received free tax help since 2005.
  • The Coalition returns $30 to the local economy for every $1 spent on program costs.
  • In 2016, the Cuyahoga EITC Coalition completed 15,684 federal tax returns.
  • Refunds totaling over $25.3 million were put back into the pockets of low and moderate income families and spent in the local economy.
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