Finance Quick Answers
How can I find out more about the Earned Income Credit or the Child and Dependent Care Credit?
For a free, easy-to-understand tax credit outreach kit, contact the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 820 First Street, NE, Suite 510, Washington, DC 20002, (202) 408-1080, Fax: (202) 408-1056, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: www.cbpp.org. The kit includes detailed worksheets, outreach strategy ideas, flyers, posters, brochures in both English and Spanish, and an envelope stuffer.
The National Women’s Law Center has materials on the
Child and Dependent Care Credit. Contact them through
their website at
www.nwlc.org or call (202) 588-5180.
Also go to the Internal Revenue Service website at
www.irs.gov or call
1-800-TAX-1040 for detailed eligibility rules,
brochures, and filing forms.
Where Can Families Get Help With Tax Forms? Some
Missouri communities have Volunteer Income Tax
Assistance sites where low- to moderate-income families
can get their tax returns filled out for free and even
filed electronically. Volunteers are IRS-trained.
Many Community Action Agencies in Missouri sponsor
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites and offer tax
credit information. Call your local Community Action
Agency to find out about your community or call
If your community doesn’t have a Volunteer Income Tax
Assistance site, consider working with IRS and local
partners to get one started. Call 1-800-TAX-1040 and ask
for your nearest Taxpayer Education Office. Sites are
open from late January through April 15.
Tax Credits for People Who Work for more
Brenda Procter, M.S., State Specialist & Instructor, Personal Financial Planning, University of Missouri Extension
Last update: Friday, July 25, 2008