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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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Oct 17

News Round-Up: October 23, 2017

An in-depth look by PolitiFact at the White House tax reform framework, found that while the plan has few specifics about Child Tax Credit (CTC) reform, it is one of the few aspects of the proposal that will benefit low-income working families.
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Oct 17

News Round-Up: October 10, 2017

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) released a new tax plan, the Stronger Way Act, which includes an expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) to benefit low-income Americans. Specifically, the plan would grow the size of the existing EITC, expand the credit for workers without dependent children, make the CTC refundable and grow the size of the credit.
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Oct 17

News Round-Up: October 2, 2017

On CBS’s “Face the Nation” Sunday, House Speaker Paul Ryan defended the GOP tax reform framework released last week, crediting the proposed Child Tax Credit (CTC) expansion with helping to provide tax relief for middle-income families. Speaker Ryan also suggested that Congress was “still looking at” expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for childless workers as part of tax reform
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Sep 17

News Round-Up: September 25, 2017

A new report from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) urges states to use their tax codes to fight poverty by enacting and expanding state-level tax credits
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Sep 17

News Round-Up: September 18, 2017

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA) introduced the Grow American Incomes Now (GAIN) Act in the House and Senate, which would double the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for eligible workers, increase the credit for workers without dependent children and lower the qualifying age.
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Sep 17

News Round-Up: September 11, 2017

A House Budget Committee proposal to require the IRS to verify incomes for all taxpayers filing for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) could harm millions of low-wage workers and cause serious problems for the agency's processing of tax returns, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP). Currently, the IRS only verifies income for filers selected for audit.
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Sep 17

News Round-Up: September 5, 2017

A campaign to raise Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) awareness in Detroit has paid off to the tune of $74 million back in taxes for low-wage workers and their families. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan launched the campaign last year, which featured billboards, brochures, ads on mass transit, stories placed in local news outlets and more.
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Aug 17

New Study Supports Growing Evidence that EITC Improves Infant Health

New findings from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) are the latest to substantiate the connection between the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and improved health outcomes.
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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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