Delaware EITC Campaign
The Delaware EITC Campaign offers free individual and small business tax preparation year-round at many locations statewide! The tax sites are located at non-profit or faith-based organizations . Federal and state tax returns are prepared by trained, friendly volunteer tax preparers that help workers claim the Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and other credits and deductions.
Each site is managed by a tax professional, prepared to answer volunteer questions, ensure quality, and manage overall site operations. In addition, we assist clients with identifying other financial services and products offered through our organization, or other reputable organizations such as ourselves.
The program relies on our ability to find and train over 400 volunteers each year. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, go to the Volunteer page.
Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)The federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is credited with bringing more children out of poverty each year than any other federal program. The EITC not only reduces the tax burden on low-income workers, but it also supplements wages, and assists people in making the crucial transition from welfare to work. Created by Congress in 1975, the federal Earned Income Tax Credit, or EITC, provides a lump-sum cash refund to low-wage working individuals and families.
The EITC is also the largest federal income subsidy program targeting the working poor. Refunds are re-invested into local communities as workers use the funds to make ends meet, invest in home ownership, education, small business, or other important assets that can change their lives. The clients also use refunds to open savings and debit card accounts, and purchase U.S. savings bonds for longer term financial needs. What distinguishes the EITC from other federal income support programs is that eligibility is based on a pre-requisite of employment, making work pay for workers in entry-level positions. Although the EITC provides major financial benefits to the working poor, the fact remains that as many as 18 - 25% of eligible taxpayers do not claim the credit.