Earned Income Tax Credit Toolkit and Outreach Resources
January 3, 2018
The EITC provides more money back at tax time for about 30 million low- and moderate-income working families. The EITC is a tax benefit for working people who earn lower or moderate incomes. The credit offsets taxes, supplements very low wages, and encourages work.
The EITC can help cover any federal income tax workers may owe at tax time. Besides offsetting taxes, workers earning lower wages may also get cash back through the EITC refund. Eligible workers who claim the EITC on their tax return can receive a refund even if they do not owe income tax.
Single and married people who worked full- or part-time at some point during 2017 can qualify for the EITC, if their income is below the following limits:
|Single||Married||EITC Up to:|
|3 or more||$48,340||$53,930||$6,318|
Unfortunately, one in five eligible workers doesn’t claim the tax credit. You can help get the word out by including fliers in your office and including information in your newsletters, food bank bags, and community events.
- 11 ways housing groups can promote the EITC and Child Credit
- EITC Outreach Toolkit
- List of Tribes offering free income tax preparation services
- Free tax preparation services available nationwide
- Impact of EITC refunds on state economies
- IRS EITC Central
HUD’s Office of Native American Programs would like to remind folks about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and request your assistance in sharing information about the EITC and free tax preparations services with your residents.
The Office of Native American Programs (ONAP) is responsible for policy development and implementation of all ONAP programs in the assigned geographical area. The primary focus of the Administrator' efforts is to ensure the effective and efficient linkages among key parties such as Tribal officials, Tribally Designated Housing Entity (TDHE) directors, tenant groups, associations, other Federal agencies, and Departmental staff. Deadline to apply extended to January 23, 2018. Apply Here.
Dear Tribal Leader Letter regarding EPIC roll out May 1, 2018
November 29, 2017
HUD ONAP is seeking comments from tribal leaders and Indian housing officials regarding the implementation of EPIC, the electronic system for submitting Indian Housing Plans (IHPs), Annual Performance Reports (APRs), IHP waivers and amendments, and Federal Financial Reports (SF-425s). HUD plans to make EPIC available to all IHBG recipients beginning May 1, 2018. Click Here to read full text of the Dear Tribal Leader Letter.
HUD Releases a Historic Tax Credit toolkit
November 28, 2017
This past May HUD broadcast a webinar on Using the Historic Tax Credit for Affordable Housing. To complement the webinar, we’ve assembled a toolkit that highlights the most critical components of the webinar, along with links to supporting resources. The toolkit includes a recording of the webinar for you to share with your colleagues. To view the toolkit, please click here.
Updated HUD Tribal Directory Assistance Tool (TDAT)
November 28, 2017
A new version of the HUD Tribal Directory Assistance Tool (TDAT) is available at https://egis.hud.gov/tdat. TDAT links tribes’ geographic areas of current and ancestral interest down to the county level, and is utilized for tribal consultation under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. The functions of this version are the same as the last version of TDAT, but the look is different and it now functions on mobile devices. Updates to information listed in TDAT should be submitted through TDAT. This can be done by selecting “Menu”, and then “Feedback and Corrections.”
Questions? Contact the ONAP Web manager.