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Learn About the Federal and DC EITC

For over 40 years, the EITC made life better for millions of workers throughout America. You may have extra money waiting for you. If you qualify and claim the credit, it could be worth $6,660 from the IRS for some workers. Additionally, the District of Columbia with its DC EITC can provide 40% of the tax credit approved by the IRS.

If You Worked in 2020, Let the EITC Work for You!

If your family's income was less than $56,844 in 2020, please make sure you know about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and claim it. It's Your Money. Get It! 

For over 40 years, the EITC made life better for millions of workers throughout America. You may have extra money waiting for you. If you qualify and claim the credit, it could be worth $6,660 from the IRS for some workers. Additionally, the District of Columbia with its DC EITC can provide 40% of the tax credit approved by the IRS.

Don’t be the one in five that misses this credit. If you or someone you know earned less than $56,844 from wages, running a business or farm or from Form 1099 Misc, check it out.

It’s easy to find out if you qualify. Please visit the IRS EITC Assistant to find out if you qualify.

EITC eligibility depends on several factors, including income and family size.


New this Year

There's a new rule to help people impacted by a job loss or change in income in 2020. Taxpayers can use their 2019 earned income to figure their EITC, if their 2019 earned income was more than their 2020 earned income. The same is true for the additional child tax credit 


About Capital Area Asset Builders

Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to create opportunities for low- and moderate-income individuals in the greater DC region to build financial security, savings, and wealth for the future. 

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About the DC EITC Campaign 

The CAAB-managed DC EITC Campaign, is a citywide, cross-sector initiative that provides access to information on the EITC and connects Washingtonians with free tax preparation services throughout the District.

The DC EITC Campaign is made possible through the support from the DC Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking (DISB), United Way of the National Capital Area as well as other key private sector partners. 

How to give

Now, more than ever, non-profits like Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB) need your help. Please support CAAB as we continue to help DC residents manage and/or improve their financial situation during these difficult times. If you can't afford to give a monetary gift, please visit our Amazon Wish List where you can choose from a variety of items that CAAB needs in order to better serve our community.

or send a check or money order to
Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB)
c/o Joseph Leitmann-Santa Cruz, CEO & Executive Director
1100 H Street NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20005