• The Long-Run Effects of the Earned Income Tax Credit on Women’s Earnings

    University of California. Jan. 2018. This study examines the lifelong benefits of the EITC for women with children. The study finds that the credit not only boosts income among recipients during the time of receipt, it also increases lifetime earning potential. https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2018/01/eitc-getting-people-to-work/549416/  

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  • Creating Change Through Social Media: Lessons for Tax Credit Advocates

    Tax Credits for Workers and Their Families. Dec. 13, 2017. Social media has created various new platforms for organizations to promote their causes and reach new audiences. These platforms can be used by advocates to expand the reach of existing campaigns and launch new initiatives. New platforms such as SMS campaigns and features on Facebook,...

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  • Promoting EITC Access and Awareness: Lessons From Detroit

    Tax Credits for Workers and Their Families. Dec. 13, 2017. In Detroit, the mayor’s office spearheaded a 2017 EITC Initiative after a study showed that 26,000 eligible households do not claim the credit each year, leaving $80 million on the table. The effort sought to expand awareness and access to the EITC among Detroit residents...

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  • There’s Power in Numbers: Lessons From Hawaii’s Campaign to Enact a State-Level EITC

    Tax Credits for Workers and Their Families. Dec. 13, 2017. In Hawaii, more than a decade’s-worth of efforts by a diverse coalition of advocates to educate lawmakers on the need for a state-level EITC paid off when Governor David Ige (D) signed legislation to enact a state credit in July. http://www.taxcreditsforworkersandfamilies.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/TCWF-2017-Case-Study-1-002.pdf  

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  • The Federal Tax Code: Eligibility for Refundable Tax Credits and Latinos

    UnidosUS. Dec. 2017. This report examines the GOP tax reform bill and its effect on immigrant families. http://publications.unidosus.org/bitstream/handle/123456789/1794/Eligibility.Refundable%20Tax%20Credits_FINAL.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

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  • The Republican Tax Plan: What’s at Stake for Women and Families

    National Women’s Law Center. Nov. 2017. This fact sheet analysis the effect of the GOP tax reform plan on women and families. NWLC analysis found that both the House and Senate Republican tax plans would instead raise taxes on lower-income women and their families to pay for tax breaks for corporations and the wealthy. They recommend that reform...

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  • TAX CREDITS HELP MILLIONS OF VETERANS AND SERVICE MEMBERS MAKE ENDS MEET

    Tax Credits for Workers and Their Families. Nov, 2017. This video details how tax credits for working families help veterans make ends meet. The video features Walter Woods, a retired U.S. veteran, and Vincent Palacios, a research analyst from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), and reminds viewers that tax credits are vital resources for...

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  • At Task Force: EITC An Option For Simplification and Fairness

    Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families. Oct. 3, 2017. The Arkansas Tax Task Force presented a state-level EITC as an option to improve fairness in the state’s tax code at its most recent meeting. http://www.aradvocates.org/at-task-force-eitc-an-option-for-simplification-and-fairness/      

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  • Transcript: Paul Ryan on “Face the Nation,” Oct. 1, 2017

    CBS News, Oct. 2017. 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...

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  • Best and Worst States for Single Parents to Raise a Family

    GOBankingRates, Aug. 2017. Personal finance website GOBankingRates unveiled a ranking of “Best and Worst States for Single Parents to Raise a Family,” based on factors such as median household income and the availability of state-level EITCs. https://www.gobankingrates.com/saving-money/best-worst-states-single-parents-raise-family/  

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  • Child tax credits back in Republican tax reform talks

    The Washington Examiner, Oct. 2017. President Trump said tax reform will feature “middle-class” tax relief that “includes helping parents afford child care and the cost of raising a family.”  The White House provided few additional details, but many believe Trump was alluding to a proposal to expand the Child Tax Credit for higher-income earners. http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/child-tax-credits-back-in-republican-tax-reform-talks/article/2633148  

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  • Senate Democrats have a plan that would cut child poverty nearly in half

    Vox, Oct. 2017. U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) have proposed new legislation – the American Family Act of 2017 – that would dramatically expand the Child Tax Credit and introduce a new credit, the Young Child Tax Credit. https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/10/26/16552200/child-allowance-tax-credit-bill-michael-bennet-sherrod-brown

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  • Child Poverty Falls to Record Low, Comprehensive Measure Shows Stronger Government Policies Account for Long-Term Improvement

    Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Oct. 2017. This report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities examines the record decline in child poverty in the U.S. and what the government can do to ensure the trend continues. https://www.cbpp.org/research/poverty-and-inequality/child-poverty-falls-to-record-low-comprehensive-measure-shows

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  • Beacon Journal editorial board: After a decade of tax cuts — Ohioans in financial hardship

    New Haven Register, Oct. 2017. Connecticut Senate President Pro Tempore Martin Looney wrote a letter to the editor in the New Haven Register speaking out against the Republican state budget, which would reduce the size of the Senator Looney outlines why the EITC is necessary to improve the well-being of low-income Connecticut families and how the proposed changes...

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  • Prosperity Policy: Whom we ask to pay more

    The Journal Record, Oct. 2017. David Blatt, executive director of the Oklahoma Policy Institute, highlighted how revenue proposals by Republicans in the state legislature would disproportionately harm low-income workers: http://journalrecord.com/2017/10/04/prosperity-policy-whom-we-ask-to-pay-more/

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  • Letter to the Editor: Connecticut Republicans wrong to slash EITC

    New Haven Register, Oct. 2017. Connecticut Senate President Pro Tempore Martin Looney wrote a letter to the editor in the New Haven Register speaking out against the Republican state budget. http://www.nhregister.com/opinion/article/Letter-to-the-Editor-Connecticut-Republicans-12249949.php  

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  • Increasing The Child Tax Credit for Young Children

    Tax Policy Center, Sept. 2017. Elaine Maag and Julia B. Issacs of the Tax Policy Center designed a plan to provide a Young Child Tax Credit to parents of very young children who tend to earn less and spend more on child care. http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/taxvox/increasing-child-tax-credit-young-children  

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  • Census Data Show Robust Progress Across the Board in 2016 in Income, Poverty, and Health Coverage

    Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Sept. 2017. The 2016 U.S. Census data showed continuing economic progress for Americans and highlighted programs such as the EITC that have lifted millions of Americans out of poverty. https://www.cbpp.org/research/poverty-and-inequality/census-data-show-robust-progress-across-the-board-in-2016-in-income?utm_source=CBPP+Email+Updates+for+Media&utm_campaign=b27edae7e8-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_09_12&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_af368626dc-b27edae7e8-43782509

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  • State Tax Codes as Poverty Fighting Tools

    Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, Sept. 2017. A report on how state tax codes can serve as poverty fighting tools. https://itep.org/state-tax-codes-as-poverty-fighting-tools-4/    

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  • Earned income tax credit serves Detroit

    The Detroit News, Aug. 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. http://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/2017/08/31/earned-income-tax/105172270/  

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  • Sales Tax Increase And 6 Other Tax Proposals Pitched By House Democrats

    The Hartford Courant, Aug. 2017. A story on how House Democrats in Connecticut proposed reducing the state’s EITC from 27.5 to 25 percent of the federal credit as a way to address the state’s $3.5 billion deficit. http://www.courant.com/politics/hc-pol-not-just-sales-tax-increases-20170828-story.html  

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  • The left isn’t paying enough attention to these anti-poverty policies

    The Washington Post, Aug. 2017. A new report on how progressive lawmakers can more effectively combat poverty through the EITC. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-left-isnt-paying-enough-attention-to-these-anti-poverty-policies/2017/08/10/801e9732-7e08-11e7-83c7-5bd5460f0d7e_story.html?utm_term=.46fee83fd7f4  

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  • Rubio hosting events to build support for child tax credit proposal

    The Hill, Aug. 2017. A report on Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) efforts to build support for his child tax credit expansion proposal. http://thehill.com/policy/finance/346196-rubio-holds-roundtables-to-build-support-for-child-tax-credit-proposal  

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  • Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap

    Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap, August 2017. A video that examines the women’s wealth gap and policy recommendations to close the gap, such as expansions of the EITC and CTC.

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  • An unlikely duo has teamed up to try to fight the US’s childcare problem

    Business Insider, Aug. 2017. U.S. Senators Angus King (D-MA) and Richard Burr (R-NC) introduced  bipartisan legislation to make the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (CDCTC) refundable and index the credit to inflation to reflect the rising cost of child care. http://www.businessinsider.com/congress-childcare-trump-yoder-murphy-2017-8?r=UK&IR=T  

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