12

Nov 14

State EITC would help working families

A state-level refundable Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is one of the most widely accepted and successful methods of fighting poverty and encouraging workforce participation.
Read More

12

Sep 14

The 2014 Governor’s Races are Heating Up – With No Lack of Room for Tax Credits

State primaries wrapped up this Tuesday, September 9 in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. The three are among 36 states that will elect a governor later this fall.
Read More

13

Aug 14

Ideas From The Right: “Investing in Workers through the Earned Income Tax Credit”

During the 2014 General Session of the Utah Legislature, I introduced legislation designed to address intergenerational poverty among working Utahns by establishing a policy with proven results. The legislation, HB 218 Working Individuals and Families Credit, was designed to provide further assistance to low- and moderate-income workers who are struggling to make ends meet by cutting state taxes and bolstering the impact of the federal EITC.
Read More

16

Apr 14

The Importance of Tax Policy in the Fight against Poverty

Tax filing season can be a source of endless frustration as Americans struggle to complete their returns. But for millions of working families there is an important silver lining. Federal tax refunds, including through the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), provide needed assistance to low-income households.
Read More

9

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.
Read More

31

Oct 13

Rejecting False Choices to Protect Vermont’s EITC

In two short sentences earlier this year, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin turned high hopes into bitter disappointment.
Read More

7

Oct 13

Resource Guide Highlights Trends in Effective EITC Campaigns

To help advocates interpret our findings and identify trends in effective EITC campaigns, we’ve put together a resource guide that summarizes the results from all four case studies.
Read More

30

Sep 13

Tax Credits for Working Families Releases Case Study on Colorado Battle to Create a New State EITC

The fourth in our series of case studies of recent battles over state Earned Income Tax Credits (EITCs) is Colorado, where in 2013 advocates won a new state EITC.
Read More

23

Sep 13

Tax Credits for Working Families Releases Case Study on Vermont Battle to Preserve State EITC

The third in our series of case studies of recent battles over state Earned Income Tax Credits (EITCs) is Vermont, where in 2013 advocates preserved the full state EITC after a Democratic governor proposed reducing it by two-thirds.
Read More

17

Sep 13

Arloc Sherman: Official Poverty Measure Masks Gains Made Over Last 50 Years

With the Census Bureau due to release updated figures about poverty in America on September 17, some policymakers and commentators surely will compare today’s poverty rate to those of 1960s and conclude that the last half-century of federal efforts to alleviate poverty have largely failed — that, as some critics put it glibly, “the government declared war on poverty, and poverty won.”
Read More

16

Sep 13

Tax Credits for Working Families Releases Case Study on Oklahoma Battle to Preserve State EITC

Over the last few years, advocates have fought hard to protect and expand current state Earned Income Tax Credits (EITCs), or to create new ones. To assist in these campaigns, we’ve compiled a number of case studies of some of the recent tax credit battles to be released over the course of the next few weeks, followed by a resource guide to summarize and help advocates interpret our findings.
Read More

9

Sep 13

Tax Credits for Working Families Releases Case Study on Michigan Battle to Protect State EITC

Over the last few years, advocates have fought hard to protect and expand current state Earned Income Tax Credits (EITCs), or to create new ones. To assist in these campaigns, we’ve compiled case studies of some of the recent tax credit battles to be released over the course of the next few weeks, followed by a resource guide to summarize and help advocates interpret our findings.
Read More

24

Jul 13

State EITCs May Foster Economic Mobility

We have long known that the EITC is one of the most effective ways to reduce poverty in the short run. Now a new study reports that children of state EITC recipients are also more likely to have higher household incomes than their parents when they become adults.
Read More

15

Mar 13

North Carolina reduces its state EITC and allows it to expire for future years

On Wednesday, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed legislation that not only reduces the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) from the current 5 percent to 4.5 percent of the federal credit, but also allows the credit to expire altogether at the end of 2013 as scheduled.
Read More

10

Jan 13

Guest Commentary: New State Data Show EITC’s Widespread Anti-Poverty Impact

Packed into the new year’s fiscal cliff deal was some good news for working families, including a provision that extends the 2009 Recovery Act expansions to the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) by five years—targeted expansions that strengthened these credits for working families in response to the Great Recession and weak economic recovery that followed.
Read More
1 8 9 10