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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 31, 2014
Contact: Stephanie Collins
OCC Supports Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day
WASHINGTON — Comptroller of the Currency Thomas J. Curry today issued the following statement recognizing Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Awareness Day:
The OCC provides resources on the EITC at its website at www.occ.gov, including the Leveraging Earned Income Tax Credits to Reach New Bank Customers Fact Sheet. OCC’s District Community Affairs Officers are available nationwide to provide information about this and other initiatives to national banks and federal savings associations interested in promoting the EITC in their communities.
Created in 1975, the EITC is the federal government’s largest program for benefiting working families. It is a refundable tax credit for people who work but do not earn high incomes. Last year, more than 27 million taxpayers received over $63 billion in EITCs for an average of $2,335.
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