Working Hero South Carolina was founded to ensure every eligible South Carolinian 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 hundreds of thousands of people in South Carolina.
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, hundreds of millions of dollars in tax credits go unclaimed by South Carolinians every year.
Working Hero South Carolina was created to spread awareness of the EITC to benefit the state’s 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.
Working Hero South Carolina will work hand-in-hand with trusted community partners who serve and interact with those most likely to be eligible. Campaign activities include distribution of helpful materials, free tax filing events, neighborhood resource centers, extended hours at free tax prep sites, and on-the-ground outreach including door-to-door campaigns.This comprehensive statewide campaign will be organized community-by-community to reach South Carolinians where they live, work, learn, worship, shop and tweet.