Few low-wage earners claim earned income tax credits

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Although households in California with incomes of $53,500 or less can qualify for tax refunds of $2,000 or more by claiming the federal earned income tax credit on their tax returns, only one out of five eligible workers claims the benefit, state officials said.
The California Department of Community Services and Development on Jan. 27 highlighted Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day, a campaign to increase awareness about the tax credit and no-cost tax preparation sites for low- and moderate...

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