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Jan 18

States Responding to Federal Tax Reform Could Consider Credits for Low-Wage Workers

Tax credit advocates may have an unforeseen window of opportunity for progress in 2018, as states across the country look for ways to protect their residents from tax hikes brought on by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  
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Jan 18

NEWS ROUND-UP: JANUARY 22, 2018

This week, the Michigan Senate will vote on legislation to create a state-level Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit.
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Jan 18

The EITC in 2018: What’s Ahead for Working Families Beyond Tax Reform

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is one of the most effective programs for helping low-wage workers keep more of...
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Jan 18

Debunking the EITC “fraud” myth

As we highlighted in last week’s news round-up, Republicans in Congress are laying the groundwork to overhaul federal safety net programs, and the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) may be at risk. Last week, House Ways and Means Committee member Rep. Jason Smith (R-MO) called for more “government oversight” of the EITC to crack down on improper payments, echoing many of his Republican colleagues’ sentiments on cutting waste, fraud and abuse from safety net programs.
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Jan 18

News Round-Up: January 16, 2018

West Virginia Senator Robert Karnes introduced a bill to create a state-level Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).
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Jan 18

News Round-Up: January 8, 2018

After overhauling the tax code, Republicans in Congress are turning their attention to federal safety net programs, and the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) may be a target. House Ways and Means Committee member Rep. Jason Smith (R-MO) is calling for increased “government oversight” of the program to address improper payments.
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Jan 18

Given Its Proven Track Record, Why Was the EITC Left Behind During Tax Reform?

If the title of the recently-enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is any indication, it is intended to boost employment and lower taxes, presumably for those who need tax relief.  But despite its sweeping changes to the federal tax code, the package overlooks one of the most effective programs for achieving economic growth and shared prosperity: the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).
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Dec 17

The EITC in 2018: What’s Ahead for Working Families Post-Tax Reform

What lies ahead for vital anti-poverty programs like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) in 2018? On February 1, join Prosperity Now and Tax Credits for Workers and their Families on Capitol Hill to discuss how policymakers and advocates can work together post- tax reform to protect the EITC and other policies that help low-income Americans make ends meet.
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Dec 17

New TCWF Case Studies Offer Tips for Planning Successful Tax Credit Campaigns

What are some of the most effective tactics for advancing tax credit legislation? Each year, Tax Credits for Workers and Their Families (TCWF) releases a set of case studies on the strategies and messages advocates used in recent campaigns to create, expand or protect state-level Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC).
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Dec 17

GOP Tax Plan Penalizes Taxpaying Immigrants

Following the passage of the House and Senate GOP tax reform bills, economic experts and advocacy groups have argued that both versions benefit corporations and wealthy Americans at the expense of low-wage working families. Now, a recent report from UnidosUS shows that among those who stand to lose from tax reform, immigrant households may be hardest hit.
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Dec 17

News Round-Up: December 4, 2017

This weekend, the Senate passed its version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, bringing the GOP’s vision for tax reform one step closer to reality. Though the plan includes an expansion of the Child Tax Credit (CTC), the proposed changes primarily benefit higher-income families and exclude those with lower wages. As Senate and House Republicans work to reconcile the differences between their two tax plans, experts are urging Congress to do more to help low-wage working families
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Nov 17

“Pro-Family” GOP Tax Plan Leaves Many Women and Families Behind

If Republican lawmakers are serious about tax reform that works for families, they should focus on improving tax credits and other benefits for low-income women and their children, a new brief from the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) argues. But NWLC analysis finds that both the House and Senate Republican tax plans would instead raise taxes on lower-income women and their families to pay for tax breaks for corporations and the wealthy.
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Nov 17

News Round-Up: November 20, 2017

The amended version of the Senate Republican tax plan includes a larger Child Tax Credit expansion but still mostly excludes lower-income families from the increase.
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Nov 17

News Round-Up: November 13, 2017

As Congress continues a heated debate over tax reform, studies from tax policy experts found that the two latest GOP plans would do little to boost tax credits for working families.
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Nov 17

New Video: Tax Credits Help Millions of Veterans and Service Members Make Ends Meet

As Congress continues to debate tax reform, this Veterans Day is a good time to remember just how important the...
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