National Outreach Campaign for Tax Benefits
Help Families Get Their Child Tax Credit
Families are eligible for thousands of dollars from the Child Tax Credit and other tax benefits this year. A family of four with low income who didn’t file last year could get nearly $20,000 in tax benefits—but only if they file a return.
Research shows that state and local benefits agencies are the best messengers to reach out to families who don’t usually file tax returns.
A single text message to SNAP beneficiaries in a medium-sized state could get over 1,000 families to claim millions of dollars in benefits.
At Code for America, we believe that all families deserve access to free, trustworthy services to help them prepare their taxes and access the tax benefits that belong to them, such as the Child Tax Credit and economic stimulus payments. We created GetYourRefund.org and GetCTC.org to make the filing process simple, straightforward, and mobile-accessible in English and Spanish.
Our goal is for every state benefits agency in the country to send tax benefits outreach to its beneficiaries. Join the long list of states already committed to doing this outreach.
We have a team of organizations ready to support you to do this work.
Information on how government agencies or membership organizations can get involved is available in our 2022 Outreach Partnership guide.
Agency representatives can complete this form and Code for America staff will reach out with more information.
Let us know and we'll include it in the map.
Advocates can sign up to help conduct outreach to agencies, serve as a technical assistance partner, or support overall amplification/publicity.