By Reagan Van Coutren, 2022 Get It Back Campaign Intern
Rural communities have their own strengths and challenges that make rural outreach distinct from other settings. Rural areas across the country are full of diverse people who value trust and close relationships. Unfortunately, these areas tend to have higher rates of poverty and fewer public services than urban areas. Secluded or spread out communities mean that groups looking to do outreach in these areas need to get creative!
This guide presents tips and strategies that you can use to develop a rural tax credit outreach strategy. Tax credits like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) may provide residents money back at tax time and could make a significant impact on rural individuals and families.