Thursday, April 4, 2019

Promoting Access to the Earned Income Tax Credit

Laura Capps, Working Hero Action, posted on 
From Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) plays a key role in lifting low-income and working-class families out of poverty – yet those who stand to benefit the most from this credit often do not know it exists or are unsure how to file for it. Earlier this year, entrepreneur and investor Joe Sanberg announced the launch of Working Hero Action, an expansion of the CalEITC4Me campaign started in California, which is dedicated to promoting awareness and access to the Earned Income Tax Credit. Working Hero Action now has a robust operation in South Carolina and Iowa, with other states to follow. We spoke with Laura Capps, co-founder of Working Hero Action, to talk about this work and how the organization works to fight poverty and promote opportunity. The conversation has been lightly edited for length and clarity. Find the interview here