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On December 12th, More than 100 Stakeholders Came Together at the First #DCEITC Forum to Discuss the Role of the EITC in Providing a Pathway to the Middle Class in Washington, DC

Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB) is pleased to announce that over 100 stakeholders attended on December 12th the first #DCEITC Forum: The Role of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) in Providing a Pathway to the Middle Class in Washington, DC at the True Reformer Building in the District of Columbia.

On December 12th, More than 100 Stakeholders Came Together at the First #DCEITC Forum to Discuss the Role of the EITC in Providing a Pathway to the Middle Class in Washington, DC

Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB) is pleased to announce that over 100 very engaging stakeholders attended on December 12th the first #DCEITC Forum: The Role of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) in Providing a Pathway to the Middle Class in Washington, DC at the True Reformer Building in the District of Columbia.  

#DCEITC Forum participants heard from Councilmember Jack Evans, DC DISB Associate Commissioner Brian Williams, Roxy Caines (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities), Elaine Maag (Tax Policy Center / Urban Institute), Keith Richardson (DC Office of Tax and Revenue), Rebecca Thompson (Prosperity Now), Teresa Hinze (Community Tax Aid), Jim Shanahan (Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington), Bill McElrath (AARP Foundation Tax-Aide of DC), Glenn Thomas (IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service in DC), John O'Brien (Washington Gas), Robert Burns (Citi Community Development), Rene Bryce-Laporte (Bryce-Laporte Information and Consulting), Lee Davenport, Rich Petersen and Joseph Leitmann-Santa Cruz (CAAB). 

Participants also participated in very engaged conversation on identifying awareness initiatives to ensure that all EITC-eligible Washingtonians take advantage of this effective poverty alleviation public policy.

To see pictures from the #DCEITC Forum, please visit: https://bit.ly/2GeIvdG 

To access the agenda and presentations from the #DCEITC Forum, please see the following:   

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), Washington Gas, Citi Community Development, United Way of the National Capital Area as well as other key private sector partners. 

DC EITC Campaign Partners

Community Tax Aid
www.communitytaxaiddc.org/

Community Tax Aid (CTA) was founded in 1987 with a mission to provide high-quality free income tax services to low-income taxpayers in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. CTA's primary goal is to promote economic stability through accurate and timely filing of tax returns and secondarily to connect taxpayers to other asset building opportunities.  Our services are critical to the financial well-being of low-income families and their ability to build wealth.  The tax return is required in order to obtain tax refunds and key credits, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), and other asset-building opportunities, such as qualifying for academic financial aid/or obtaining a mortgage or a small business loan.  Annually, we help over 6,000 low-income taxpayers overcome barriers created by the cost and complexity of tax compliance so they can build their financial futures.

About Capital Area Asset Builders

Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower low- and moderate-income residents of the Greater DC Area to take control of their finances, increase their savings, and build wealth for a better future.

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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.

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