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Mar 14

Guest Commentary: Understanding Improper Payments in the EITC

The President’s budget proposes increasing the earned income tax credit (EITC) for workers without qualifying children.
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Feb 14

Chairman Camp’s Tax Code Rewrite Threatens Working Family Tax Credits

A controversial tax plan introduced Wednesday by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp aims to simplify the nation’s tax code in part by scaling back and restructuring a number of tax credits and deductions that millions of low-income working families rely on.
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Feb 14

Unfortunate Ruling as Appeals Court Upholds Decision to Overturn IRS Paid Preparer Regs

In a disappointing but not wholly unexpected decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit upheld the District Court’s ruling in Loving v. IRS that bars the IRS from fully implementing its paid preparer regulations.
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Feb 14

Striking New Studies Show EITC Boosts College Enrollment

Two new working papers strengthen the case that the EITC helps children from low- and moderate-income working families get to college and show that it does so by boosting their educational performance and making college more affordable for families with high-school seniors.
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Feb 14

How Many Children In Your State Receive the EITC?

Through the Brookings Institution’s EITC interactive website, you can download the latest tax-return data on the number of tax filers that claim the federal EITC, Child Tax Credit, and Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit.
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Feb 14

An Anti-Poverty Policy that Works for Working Families

The latest Census Bureau figures on the anti-poverty effects of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC) confirm their substantial impact on the well-being of families and communities across the country.
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Feb 14

Court Tells IRS It Can’t Regulate Commercial Tax Preparers

For some time we’ve been reporting on the IRS effort to institute regulations that would improve the quality of the paid tax preparers that so many low-income working families rely on.
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Feb 14

The Earned Income Tax Credit Is a Critical Anti-Poverty Program

As this year marks the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty, national policy and advocacy groups gathered Thursday to discuss the success of the EITC as an effective anti-poverty measure at a congressional briefing.
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Jan 14

The President’s EITC Proposal Would Cover All Childless Workers

The proposal is the latest in the President’s broad package aimed at expanding opportunity for lower-income individuals through efforts like increasing the federal minimum wage and providing new savings options for retirement.
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Jan 14

EITC Awareness Day

The IRS is asking community organizations, elected officials, state and local governments, schools, employers and others to help publicize the availability of the EITC to eligible tax payers.
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Jan 14

Testing Innovations Locally to Change the Way We Fight Poverty

How do we effectively fight poverty in a city where more than one in five people is considered poor? A New York City commission convened by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2006 sought to address this question.
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Jan 14

Webinar on SaveYourRefund, a New Savings Promotion for Tax Credit Recipients

The D2D Fund is offering a webinar for volunteer income tax assistance programs on a new campaign, SaveYourRefund, designed to encourage families to save a portion of their refunds, with a chance to win cash prizes.
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Dec 13

Three Steps to Estimating the Cost of a State EITC

Policymakers considering whether to create a state-level EITC can estimate its budget cost using a simple three-step process, as we explain in our updated paper.
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Dec 13

Revamped Website Helps Working Families Claim Tax Credits

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC) lift millions of people out of poverty each year. Yet, many eligible workers miss out on the credits because they don’t know they qualify, don’t know how to claim the credits, or don’t know where to find free tax filing assistance.
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Dec 13

Webinar Monday, Dec 16: A Guide to Effective EITC Advocacy – Lessons from the States

On Monday, December 16 at 3:30 EST, Tax Credits for Working Families will offer a webinar for advocates on the lessons learned from our case studies on successful state campaigns to enact Earned Income Tax Credits (EITCs) or protect existing ones.
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