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May 17

News Round-up: May 16, 2017

Last week, Montana and South Carolina enacted bills to create state-level Earned Income Tax Credits (EITCs) on top of the federal credit.
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May 17

BREAKING: Montana Enacts State-Level EITC

Today, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D) signed into law HB 391, a bill that creates a refundable state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) worth 3 percent of the federal credit. The legislation passed both chambers with broad, bipartisan support on Wednesday evening.
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May 17

BREAKING: South Carolina Adopts State EITC

South Carolina has become the 27th state to offer a state-level Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) on top of the federal credit.
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May 17

News Round-up: May 8, 2017

Last year, Oklahoma’s legislature voted to make its Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) nonrefundable. Now, lawmakers are considering a bill to make 50% of the credit refundable.
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May 17

News Round-up: May 1, 2017

Last week, two state legislatures approved bills to create new state-level Earned Income Tax Credits (EITCs).
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Apr 17

News Round-up: April 24, 2017

David Harris, president of the Children’s Research and Education Institute, and H. Luke Shaefer, director of Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan, urged lawmakers and advocates to support changing the Child Tax Credit (CTC) to a universal credit, which would give $1,000 per child to every American family, regardless of their income.
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Apr 17

News Round-up: April 10, 2017

The Nebraska Revenue Committee voted to advance a bill that would increase the state's Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) from 10 to 12 percent of the federal credit. The full House will now consider the legislation.
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Apr 17

News Round-up: April 3, 2017

Lawmakers in Georgia failed to pass HB329, a bill that would have instituted a flat income tax and created a state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Advocates were wary of some of the bill's provisions that would have raised taxes on the lowest-income earners while substantially reducing the tax burden for those at the top. The bill could be revived during the 2018 legislative session.
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Mar 17

News Round-up: March 27, 2017

The West Virginia Senate continued to debate a tax reform bill that would institute a 2.5 percent flat income tax, increase the state's sales tax from 6 to 8 percent, and create a state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). But the bill's future is unclear since the Senate must pass the legislation before March 29 for it to be considered by the House of Delegates.
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Mar 17

News Round-up: March 20, 2017

Here are some highlights from the past week's news and upcoming events on family tax credit issues. In trying to...
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Mar 17

News Round-up: March 13, 2017

A bill to create a Montana Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) cleared a major legislative hurdle and was voted out of the House Committee on Taxation. The bill, HB 391, now proceeds to a full House vote. Meanwhile, a companion bill continues to make its way through Senate committees.
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Mar 17

New report sheds light on undocumented immigrants’ tax contributions

New findings from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) showing that undocumented immigrants make major contributions to state and local tax systems can help to inform policymakers as they consider immigration reform.
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Mar 17

News Round-up: March 6, 2017

Utah’s Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee approved a bill that would create a state EITC. The bill, which is designed to help break the state’s cycle of poverty, will now be voted on by the full Senate.
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Mar 17

State EITCs Can Help Advance Racial Equity

State-level Earned Income Tax Credits (EITCs) are particularly effective programs for reducing poverty, especially among households of color, new research finds.
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Feb 17

News Round-up: February 21, 2017

Last week, Georgia lawmakers introduced two separate bills to create a state-level Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). The first, SB 172, would create a refundable state EITC worth 10 percent of the federal credit. The second, HB 329, is a tax reform package that includes a 10 percent nonrefundable state EITC.
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