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Celebrate Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Awareness Day with UWP!
piggy_bank_100.jpg January 31st is EITC Awareness Day! Spread awareness of the Earned Income Tax Credit that will bring thousands in tax credits to hardworking Pennsylvanians this year. 

EITC is a common-sense tax break that helps low wage income earners, like our ALICE community, keep more of what they've earned. Last year, 865 thousand Pennsylvanians claimed EITC, pumping $2 billion back into Pennsylvania's economy.  

EITC, along with the Child Tax Credit (CTC) have lifted 7.8 million American's out of poverty in 2018.  Research supports these tax credits as being beneficial to the reduction of poverty, encouraging a growing workforce, and expanding long term gains in child health and education. 

United Ways across the country are advocating to expand EITC to those being taxed into poverty. Currently, low-income working Americans not raising children at home are little to not at all eligible for EITC. Young people age 21-24 are entirely blocked from this pro-work, anti-poverty tool. The effect of this exclusion is that millions of Americans are taxed into poverty every year. United Ways want to change this!

Help United Way take action and advocate for our Pennsylvania Community!

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To find out if you are eligible for the EITC or CTC tax credits, click Here.

United Way has also partnered with H&R Block to provide free tax programs for household incomes under $66,000. Click Here to file your federal and state returns for free. 

EITC for ALICE (Earned Income Tax Credit)
EITC for ALICE (Earned Income Tax Credit)
Gary Drapek, President and CEO of United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties (PA), explains that the EITC can help ALICE families by providing them with an extra boost to pay bills. (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed)


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United Way of Pennsylvania (UWP) is a state association representing our 48 member United Ways and United Funds across the Commonwealth. 

UWP's mission is 
to assist and champion the efforts of local United Ways in advancing the common good

Primarily UWP's work consists of government relations work on the policy issues affecting PA's communities in the areas of health, education, and financial stability.  In addition, UWP works with our local United Way members to support their efforts and offer support to their mission.  

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