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Mayor Bowser to Encourage District Residents to Take Advantage of Child Care and Earned Income Tax Credits

Sunday, March 3, 2019

(Washington, DC) – On, Monday, March 4, at 11:30 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser will encourage District families to take advantage of special tax credits during the 2018 tax season. In last year’s budget, Mayor Bowser created a new Early Learning Tax Credit to make child care more affordable and provide a fair shot for District families. Through the Early Learning Tax Credit, families with children enrolled in a licensed DC child care facility can receive a tax credit of up to $1,000 per eligible child.

The Mayor will also call on residents to take advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). In 2018, 50,000 District workers received $117 million in EITC refunds. In the District, approximately three in ten workers do not claim the credit, leaving millions of dollars on the table. As tax season continues, the Bowser Administration is urging all residents to look into whether they are eligible for the EITC.

Monday, March 4, at 11:30 am

Mayor Muriel Bowser
Keith J. Richardson, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, District of Columbia Office of Tax and Revenue
Stephen Taylor, Commissioner, Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking
Kay Pierson, Director - Community Reinvestment Division, United Planning Organization

Location: Board of Child Care
308 15th Street, SE
*Closest Metro Station: Potomac Avenue Station*

All reporters and other media interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit mayor.dc.gov/live or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).