Carnegie Mellon University
December 10, 2015

Simple Ways To Increase EITC Participation

Simple Ways To Increase EITC Participation Simple Ways To Increase EITC Participation

It is estimated that roughly seven million Americans each year fail to claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), the primary channel through which the government supports the working poor. CMU’s Saurabh Bhargava teamed up with the IRS and found redesigned and less complex forms, coupled with a reminder, led to a 22 percent greater participation rate.

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