News from Representative Cummings

February 5, 2018

Dear Friend,

Tax season is now upon us! I am writing to share some helpful resources when filing your taxes this year and to urge you to make use of the beneficial tax credits and deductions available. 

One particular tax credit I would like to highlight is the Earned Income Tax Credit, or EITC. If you worked at all this year, you can file your taxes to take advantage of the EITC. The EITC is a benefit for working people with low to moderate income, and can increase your tax return by up to $6,318, though the final amount varies based on your income and number of children.

You can learn more about the EITC by visiting the Internal Revenue Service’s website as well as discover additional tips. The IRS’s website lists ways in which residents can get free tax preparation help and file for free, learn about the various credits and deductions and their requirements, and offers a portal for getting all of your tax-related questions answered.

Filing your taxes may seem overwhelming, but there are many ways in which you can make the most out of this necessity and I implore each of you to take the time to find out more. I know firsthand how hard residents in my District work and I believe everyone should be afforded the opportunity to grow their wealth in every way possible. 



Elijah E. Cummings
Member of Congress

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