The Earned Income Tax Credit works by making work pay better. It’s one of the few programs that actually puts money directly back into the pockets of working families who need it most.

The people who earn the EITC are fellow Ohioans who work in areas like health care, agriculture, education, and food services. They’re the people who often work the hardest, yet are struggling to get by.

That’s why Working Hero Ohio is working to make Ohio’s state EITC refundable. Making the Ohio EITC refundable means that families who make between $24,000 and $63,000 would get anywhere from $250 to $350 additional dollars back in tax refunds. That can make a big difference for those who are living paycheck to paycheck.