In the 2004 tax year, tax filers claimed almost $40 billion through the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), making the EITC one of the largest federal programs that provides cash supports to low-income working families in the United States. The EITC is especially important to rural families throughout the United States. Among poor and near-poor families, those in rural areas are more likely to be working, and they are more likely to be working in low-wage jobs.
National Fact Sheet No. 8
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Colnes, William P. and Kneebone, Elizabeth, "EITC is vital for working-poor families in rural America" (2007). The Carsey School of Public Policy at the Scholars' Repository. 32.
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