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Published:January 29th, 2008 04:28 EST
Treasury checks Jan 31 as Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day

Treasury checks Jan 31 as Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day

By SOP newswire

Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson, Jr. will join U.S. Treasurer Anna Escobedo Cabral, Acting IRS Commissioner Linda Stiff, Senator Max Baucus and Senator Charles Grassley in holding a press conference Thursday, January 31 marking EITC Awareness Day, which promotes the earned income tax credit.  This press conference will also be Web cast on the Treasury Department's website: www.treasury.gov.

The EITC is one of the government's largest cash assistance programs targeted to low-income, working Americans, and has successfully brought millions of Americans out of poverty.  Yet, nearly 1 in 4 Americans who are eligible for the credit do not claim this important benefit. 

The Treasury and the IRS will promote EITC Awareness Day in conjunction with hundreds of local area partners who will be holding similar events across the country to promote the EITC and free tax preparation services for working families. For more information on the EITC, visit the IRS's website at IRS.gov.

Who              
Secretary Henry M. Paulson, Jr.
U.S. Treasurer Anna Escobedo Cabral
Acting IRS Commissioner Linda Stiff
Senator Max Baucus
Senator Charles Grassley

What            
Press Conference Marking EITC Awareness Day

When            
Thursday, January 31, 10:30 a.m. EST 

Where          
Media Room (4121)
Treasury Department

Note             
Media without Treasury press credentials should contact Frances Anderson at (202) 622-2960, or frances.anderson@do.treas.gov with the following information: full name, Social Security number and date of birth.

This press conference will also be Web cast on the Treasury Department's website: www.Treasury.gov.