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EITC Awareness Day 2011

Millions of Californians may qualify for the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and not even know it. The EITC can provide a big financial boost to working folks hit hard by these economic times It can increase federal income tax refunds by up to $5,666, but taxpayers must file and claim the credit to receive it.

To increase awareness about this important, potentially life-changing tax credit by generating extensive nationwide print, electronic, and social media coverage and, we will partner with the IRS and other local organizations on January 28, 2011, for the fifth annual EITC Awareness Day.

This is where you come in. You can be part of this important initiative by issuing a news release, sending a letter to the editor of your local paper, appearing on radio talk programs, conducting news interviews, tweeting, blogging, etc. on January 28th. If you are interested in participating, the IRS can help you connect with like-minded organizations in your area.

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