Thousands of Philadelphians leave tax money in Washington

     The Capitol is seen in Washington, Friday, April 7, 2017 (J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo)

    The Capitol is seen in Washington, Friday, April 7, 2017 (J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo)

    One week out from Tax Day, many eligible filers in the Philadelphia region fail to consider the Earned Income Tax Credit.

    If the nearly 40,000 eligible residents who don’t file were to do so, it would pump an estimated $100 million dollars each year into the Philadelphia economy.

    Marisa Waxman, First Deputy Commissioner for the Philadelphia Department of Revenue and Mary Arthur, CEO of the Campaign for Working Families describe their joint effort to encourage residents to apply for the Federal credit.

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