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Jul 17

News Round-Up: July 31, 2017

A Boston-based nonprofit, StreetCred, emphasizes the connection between health and financial security by raising awareness about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and helping low-income workers prepare their taxes and claim the EITC while at the doctor’s office.
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Jul 17

New Report Highlights EITC as Policy Solution for Millions of Americans Stuck in Economic Limbo

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is vital for helping the millions of working Americans who may be getting by but aren’t getting ahead, according to a new report from Prosperity Now (formerly CFED).
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Jul 17

News Round-Up: July 24, 2017

The House Budget Committee released its budget proposal for fiscal year 2018, which would bar many taxpayers from receiving the Earned Income and Child Tax credits by requiring a work-authorized Social Security Number for eligibility. (Business Wire; The Hill)
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Jul 17

News Round-up: July 17, 2017

House Democrats in the Kentucky legislature have pre-filed a tax reform bill, BR 15, which would establish a state-level Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).
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Jul 17

Massachusetts Takes Action to Connect Domestic Violence Survivors to EITC

On Friday, the Massachusetts legislature passed a budget for fiscal year 2018 that includes an unprecedented provision to expand Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) access to domestic violence survivors and abandoned spouses.
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Jul 17

BREAKING: Hawaii Enacts State-Level EITC

Today, Hawaii Governor David Ige (D) signed bipartisan legislation to enact a state-level, nonrefundable Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) worth 20 percent of the federal credit. Hawaii joins 27 other states and Washington, D.C. in offering a state-level EITC on top of the federal credit for low-wage workers struggling to make ends meet.
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Jul 17

News Round-up: July 10, 2017

Later today, Hawaii Governor David Ige (D) is expected to sign into law a bill that establishes a nonrefundable state-level Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) worth 20 percent of the federal credit.
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Jul 17

BREAKING: Illinois Expands EITC as Part of Long-Awaited Budget Deal

Months of debate between the Illinois state legislature and Governor Bruce Rauner culminated today with the passage of a budget that includes an increase in the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) from 10 to 18 percent of the federal credit by 2018.
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Jul 17

White House Eyes Child Tax Credit Expansion

Following a recent meeting between Ivanka Trump, Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and other lawmakers, administration officials indicated that the White House plans to take action to expand the federal Child Tax Credit (CTC) as part of broader tax reform.
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Jul 17

News Round-up: July 3, 2017

Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and other lawmakers met with Ivanka Trump to discuss expanding the Child Tax Credit (CTC) as part of upcoming tax reform. An administration official has since indicated that the credit will be part of a proposal that the White House's National Economic Council puts forward.
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Jun 17

State-Level Tax Credits Can Help Improve Child Well-Being

States working to reduce child poverty and increase the overall well-being of their youngest residents should look to tax credits for workers and their families, according to a recent report.
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Jun 17

News Round-up: June 26, 2017

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) reintroduced his bill from the last Senate session to expand the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC). His bill would increase the EITC for workers not currently raising children, create a separate child tax credit for families raising young children and index the CTC to inflation. Forty-five Democratic senators have signed onto the bill as co-sponsors.
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Jun 17

Here’s What Could Happen If the EITC is Expanded for Childless Workers

There’s been a lot of talk but little action from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle about expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for “childless” workers, the lone group that is taxed into poverty.
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Jun 17

Oregon Takes Action to Increase EITC Take-Up

Last week, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) signed into law a bill that will raise awareness of refundable tax credits and make sure more eligible families collect the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).
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Jun 17

News Round-up: June 19, 2017

The Annie E. Casey Foundation released its annual KIDS COUNT Data Book, which highlights the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) as critical policies to reduce child poverty and ensure better educational and health outcomes. The KIDS COUNT Data Book ranks states on overall child-wellbeing and proposes policy solutions that would make the U.S. a better place for kids to grow up.
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