• The Safety Net for Low-Income Work-Able Families in America: Where to Go from Here?

    American Enterprise Institute. Angela Rachidi. January 2017. This report examines how lawmakers can work to improve the federal safety net. https://www.aei.org/publication/the-safety-net-for-low-income-work-able-families-in-america-where-to-go-from-here/

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  • Undocumented Immigrants’ State & Local Tax Contributions

    Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy. March 2017. This research outlines what undocumented immigrants pay in state and local taxes. Contrary to political rhetoric, undocumented immigrants do pay a portion of their incomes in taxes each year. http://itep.org/itep_reports/2017/03/undocumented-immigrants-state-local-tax-contributions-2.php#.WNQlWm_yuUl

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  • Do State Earned Income Tax Credits Increase Participation in the Federal EITC?

    University of California, Irvine. David Neumark and Katherine E. Williams. November 2016. New research found that state’s with EITCs have higher rates of take up of the federal credit. http://www.esspri.uci.edu/files/docs/2016/ESSPRI%20Working%20Paper%2020163%20Neumark%20and%20Williams.pdf

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  • Enhancing and Expanding the EITC for Low Wage Workers

    Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED). March 2017. This policy brief outlines how legislators can support and improve the EITC during upcoming comprehensive federal tax reform. http://www.taxcreditsforworkersandfamilies.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/EITC_Policy_Brief_March_2017.pdf

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  • Bring Back the EITC

    NC Justice. February 2017. This brief lays out the economic reasons for the North Carolina legislature to restore the state’s EITC. http://www.ncjustice.org/sites/default/files/POLICY%20BRIEF%20-%20Bring%20Back%20EITC.pdf

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  • Early Childhood Common Agenda

    Children’s Trust of South Carolina. 2017. A report from Children’s Trust of South Carolina, the Institute for Child Success and United Way Association of South Carolina laid out strategies for the state to take better care of low-income families. https://scchildren.org/advocacy_and_media/early_childhood_common_agenda/

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  • Helping working families helps South Carolina

    The State. Sen. Marlon Kimpson. March 2017. Sen. Kimpson, who sponsored a bill to create a state-level EITC, wrote an op-ed about how an EITC in South Carolina could help hundreds of working families. http://www.thestate.com/opinion/op-ed/article136720063.html

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  • Low-wage, childless Idahoans deserve same tax help that their parenting peers receive

    Idaho Statesman, Nora Carpenter. March 2017. Carpenter, president and CEO of United Way of Treasure Valley, Idaho, encourages Congress to pass legislation expanding the EITC to childless workers. http://www.idahostatesman.com/opinion/readers-opinion/article138188018.html

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  • Infographic: A state EITC would benefit hundreds of thousands of Missourians

    Missouri Budget Project, 2017. A prosperous Missouri requires a strong middle class, with the ability for families that work hard to achieve a better future. A state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is one of the best ways Missouri can help all working families – even those in low-paying jobs — have the opportunity to build...

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  • Doing More Good: Making the Most of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

    The Massachusetts Nonprofit Network, March 2017. Few issues cut across the nonprofit sector like the issue of opportunity, and few policies that increase opportunity are as impactful as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). The federal and state EITCs provide a cash supplement to the income of low-wage workers. However, not everyone who is eligible...

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  • How the Earned Income Tax Credit Helps Low-Income Americans Without Stigma

    Sarah Halpern-Meekin, March 2017. More than twenty years ago, the U.S. welfare system was overhauled to remove the entitlement to cash assistance. While millions left the welfare rolls, those who still get cash benefits remain stigmatized as second-class citizens – unless they get the Earned Income Tax Credit, called “EITC” for short. http://www.scholarsstrategynetwork.org/brief/how-earned-income-tax-credit-helps-low-income-americans-without-stigma

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  • Earned income tax credit will improve lives

    Susan Hay Patrick, The Missoulian, March 2017. In a series of op-eds in newspapers across the state, leaders of Montana United Way encouraged the legislature to enact a state-level EITC. http://missoulian.com/news/opinion/columnists/earned-income-tax-credit-will-improve-lives/article_1bcbe136-e75d-50b5-99f8-2912ed7c81e1.html

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  • Guest opinion: Let’s invest in Montana’s working families

    Carol Burton, Billings Gazette, March 2017. The leadership of Montana United Way’s wrote op-eds encouraging the legislature to pass a bill to create a state-level EITC. http://billingsgazette.com/news/opinion/guest/guest-opinion-let-s-invest-in-montana-s-working-families/article_50e10188-5e70-5719-855e-eade663d70cc.html

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  • State Needs to Try Its Own Earned Income Tax Credit

    Sherry Stevens, Daily Inter Lake, March 2017. Montana United Way’s encouraged the state legislature to pass bills to create a state-level EITC.  http://www.dailyinterlake.com/article/20170305/ARTICLE/170309924

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  • Capitol Hill Policy Briefing: How Will Tax Reform Affect Tax Credits for Low-Wage Workers?

    TCWF, February 13, 2017. On February 13, 2017, the non-partisan Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity and Tax Credits for Workers and their Families (TCWF) co-hosted a Capitol Hill briefing to discuss research and recent developments about tax credits for low-wage workers and how they might fare through tax reform.

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  • Time to restore the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit

    NC Policy Watch. February 2017. NC Policy Watch created a radio ad calling for the state legislature to restore the state’s EITC.

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  • Capitol Hill Policy Briefing: “Reducing Wealth Inequality and Protecting Consumers at Tax Time and Beyond”

    TCWF, February 2, 2017. On February 2, 2017, TCWF and the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) co-hosted a policy briefing on Capitol Hill, keynoted by Sen. Sherrod Brown and Representative Gwen Moore. The briefing, “Reducing Wealth Inequality and Protecting Consumers at Tax Time and Beyond,” focused on policies like the Earned Income Tax Credit that help...

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  • State EITC Programs Provide Important Relief to Families in Need

    Carsey School of Public Policy. Douglas Gagnon, Beth Mattingly, and Andrew Schaefer. February 2017. This research finds that state EITCs help reduce poverty levels across the nation. https://carsey.unh.edu/publication/eitc-relief?utm_source=2017_02_28_gagnon&utm_campaign=2017_02_28_Gagnon&utm_medium=email

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  • Reyes: Earned Income Tax Credits make a difference

    Lansing State Journal, David Reyes. February 2017. David Reyes, director of the Asset Independence Coalition (AIC), wrote an op-ed encouraging Michigan’s lawmakers to expand the state’s EITC.

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  • Ohio EITC too weak to work

    Policy Matters Ohio, January 27, 2017. Most states with an Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) use it to put money back in working people’s pockets and balance the state tax code. But according to a report released by Policy Matters Ohio, the state’s EITC is too weak to work. http://www.policymattersohio.org/eitc-jan17

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  • 2017 Guide to Effective EITC Advocacy

    TCWF, November 2016. The 2017 advocacy guide provides best practices to organizations and advocates looking to create legislative campaigns. http://www.taxcreditsforworkersandfamilies.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/2017-Guide-to-Effective-EITC-Advocacy-002.pdf

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  • Rebuilding Towards Refundability: Lessons from Oklahoma

    TCWF, November 2016. This case study looks at the Oklahoma legislature’s decision to repeal the refundability of its state-level tax credits. http://www.taxcreditsforworkersandfamilies.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/OK-Case-study-110316.pdf

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  • Educating Lawmakers and Looking to the Future: Lessons from Montana’s Campaign

    TCWF, November 2016. This case study outlines Montana’s efforts to enact a state level EITC. http://www.taxcreditsforworkersandfamilies.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Montana-Case-study-111516.pdf

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  • Working families need two tax credits

    St. Cloud Times. Nan Madden. November 2016. Nan Madden, Executive Director of the Minnesota Budget Project wrote an op-ed encouraging state legislatures to support expansions of the EITC and CDCTC. http://www.sctimes.com/story/opinion/2016/11/29/working-families-need-two-tax-credits/94527248/

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  • Expanding the EITC Would Help Workers in Every State

    Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, September 2016. This data from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities shows how an expanded EITC would help working families in each state. http://www.cbpp.org/blog/expanding-the-eitc-would-help-workers-in-every-state

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