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Celebrating the Colorado State Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

To celebrate the Colorado state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) being available to working families for the first time in 15 years, Governor Hickenlooper proclaimed January 28 Colorado State EITC Awareness Day. Together with the Colorado Fiscal Institute and Mile High United Way (MHUW), The Piton Foundation, which is part of Gary Community Investments, hosted a press conference where Lt. Governor Joseph Garcia read the proclamation and spoke about the importance of ensuring eligible families claim the state EITC. Lt. Gov. Garcia was joined by State Senator John Kefalas and Krysten Stevenson, an EITC recipient and member of 9to5Colorado. Click here to watch the Lt. Governor reading the proclamation. 

Individuals and families can find out if they qualify for the state EITC and free tax preparation assistance by dialing 2-1-1 or visiting