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The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) encourages work, reduces poverty, helps families meet basic needs, and improves children’s achievement in school

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) encourages work, reduces poverty, helps families meet basic needs, and improves children’s achievement in school — and likely increases their earnings as adults, according to studies.  EITC and the Child Tax Credit (CTC) play critical roles in helping families of modest means, based on this review of 2009 activity.  (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities) 07/24/2012