Working Hero Action was founded to ensure every American who’s eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit gets the cash refund they’ve earned, and to fight for a future where everyone who works – and everyone who wants to but can’t – can afford life’s basic needs.
Ensuring the success of the EITC will lift children out of poverty, deliver millions of dollars to local communities, and provide much needed financial security to millions of Americans.
However, outreach and education are essential for this program to work. You have to claim the credit in order to receive it, and many people who qualify for the credit do not file taxes, or fail to claim the refund because they don't know they are eligible. As a result, billions of dollars in tax credits go unclaimed every year.
One state at a time, Working Hero Action is working to spread awareness of the EITC to benefit working families, increase the availability of free tax preparation services locally, and ensure that the credit winds up in the hands of those who worked hard to earn it.