Working families urged to apply for earned income tax credit

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is shown in this file image.

January 16, 2014 3:43:45 PM PST
Governor Pat Quinn is urging working families in Illinois to apply for the earned income tax credit when they file their tax return.

He says it helped more than 900,000 families receive $160 million in tax relief last year.

Governor Quinn calls the credit one of the best ways to fight poverty.

"This tax payer refund is for families, folks raising kids, working people," said Quinn.

The governor spoke at Harold Washington College, which has a tax assistance center where working families can get help applying for tax relief.