Investing in People, Strengthening Communities

DC Earned Income Tax Credit Campaign

CAAB—together with Community Tax Aid (CTA) and the Central American Resources Center (CARECEN)—manages the DC EITC Campaign, a citywide campaign to educate taxpayers about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and other tax benefits that can boost their annual incomes.

Approximately 50,000 DC residents claim the federal and local EITC each year, channeling more than $120 million into the local community. Several DC EITC Campaign partners provide free tax preparation assistance to thousands of DC-area residents during the tax season.

In 2012, the DC EITC Campaign:

  • hosted 11 free tax preparation sites in communities throughout DC
  • recruited, trained, and placed more than 500 volunteers to prepare taxes
  • prepared tax returns for over 6,300 taxpayers, receiving over $8.7 million in federal plus state/local refunds

Throughout the year, the members of the DC EITC Campaign offer financial education workshops, credit and housing counseling services, and matched savings programs to free tax assistance clients and others.

Visit the DC EITC Campaign Website at to find a free tax preparation site, or to sign up to volunteer. For further information, please contact Joseph Leitmann-Santa Cruz by email at or by phone at (202) 419-1440 x 102.


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 15th St, NW, 4th Floor 
Washington, DC 20005