Do you know what the EITC is? My guess is, if you’re one of the working families who qualifies for the EITC, you know exactly what it is. If you make a little bit more money, you probably have no idea what I’m talking about.

EITC stands for the Earned Income Tax Credit. It is a tax refund for low and middle income workers. And it is one of the best tools we have in our toolbox to create stability among working families and reduce poverty in Colorado.

Why am I telling you all this? Because today is national EITC Awareness Day. See? It’s so important it has its own day.

In honor of this day, we’ve created a short video to show how the EITC helps everyone in Colorado. It’s short and sweet and well worth a minute of your time.

And if you’d like to learn more about the EITC and an important proposal happening here to make Colorado’s EITC a permanent fixture for our over 350,000 working families, check out