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Get Ahead Colorado provides resources to families who qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit and other resources that help them get ahead.

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What is the Earned Income Tax Credit?

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is not just an everyday tax credit. It is the most effective tool for lifting families out of poverty. This federal tax credit—worth up to $6,600—not only encourages work, it improves the lives of children and families.

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EITC Facts in Colorado

Last year, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) along with the Child Tax Credit lifted 148,800 Colorado families out of poverty. 


Earned Income Tax Credit

A federal cash-back refund worth up to $6,600

1 in 4

Colorado Families

Qualify but are missing out on an EITC refund

$732 Million

EITC Refunds

Amount received by Colorado families each year

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Partnership is essential to the success of our work. Get Ahead Colorado works with organizations and businesses throughout Colorado to provide tools they can use to educate families in their communities about the Earned Income Tax Credit and other valuable resources.

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