Here are some highlights from the past week’s news and upcoming events on family tax credit issues.
- 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. (Stat News; PBS NewsHour)
- We blogged about how Prosperity Now’s annual Scorecard recommends the EITC as a policy response to the economic struggles of low-income families. (TCWF, Marketplace)
- The International Monetary Fund lifted up the expansion of the EITC as a policy measure to aid in U.S. economic growth in its new report (IMF)
- The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute highlighted the unprecedented number of states that enacted new EITCs this past legislative session and raised the question: Could Georgia be next? (Georgiaworkcredit.org)