Tax Credits and Tax Credits Outreach (Webinars)

October 18, 2010

Darn, these webinars passed! But check out the National Women's Law Center's resources on Tax Credits, updated every year, here.

Taxes are rarely simple, but tax credits can make a big difference when it comes to fighting poverty among working families. Check out these free webinars for information and tips on tax credits for families, and recent changes. If you miss the webinars, resources will be available online.      

Part I - Tax Credits: What Working Families Need to Know — Thursday, Oct. 21 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern (1 hour)

This webinar will explain how federal and state tax credits can give working families a leg up and briefly describe some credits of which families should be aware, including the federal Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit, and Making Work Pay Credit. This webinar will cover:

    * The EITC, which is worth up to $5,666 for low- and moderate-income families with children;
    * The Child Tax Credit, which is worth up to $1,000 per child just for having a child;
    * The Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit, which gives families with child care expenses up to $2,100;
    * The new Making Work Pay Credit, worth up to $800; and
    * Basic tips for sharing information about tax credits with families.

Part II - Tax Credits Outreach: Tips and Tools for Service Providers and Advocates — Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern (1 hour)

Advocates and service providers can engage in a few simple outreach activities to help educate working families about valuable federal and state tax credits, often building on other networks and campaigns. This webinar will help you:

    * Connect with local coalitions;
    * Find free tax preparation services in your community;
    * Get free outreach materials; and
    * Learn some successful techniques for spreading the word about tax credits.

These webinars are free to participants, but registration is required. To register for one or both, please click the link below to visit the NWLC site and you'll see the registration form.