Capitol Hill Policy Briefing: “What’s Next for Tax Credits?”

On EITC Awareness Day – Friday, January 29 – Tax Credits for Working Families and the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED)  invite you to attend a policy briefing on Capitol Hill to discuss tax credits for low-wage workers: what was accomplished in 2015 and what lies ahead this year.

Some 50 million Americans were spared a major tax increase when Congress passed a package of tax breaks in December that included permanent expansions of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC). But the fight to protect the EITC and CTC from cuts and further expand the credits continues. Several proposals to improve tax credits for working families are on the table and could become law in 2016. 

The briefing, “What’s Next for Tax Credits for Low-Wage Workers,” will bring scholars, policy analysts, advocates and tax professionals together to discuss the impact of permanent expansion of the EITC and CTC, and outline next steps Congress can take to strengthen refundable tax credits for low-wage workers.

“What’s Next for Tax Credits for Low-Wage Workers?”

  • Friday, January 29, 2016 | 9-11:30 am EST
  • U.S. Capitol Visitors’ Center, Rooms SVC 208-209
  • Keynote Speaker: Johns Hopkins University Professor Kathryn Edin, co-author of $2.00 a Day and It’s Not Like I’m Poor
  • Opening Remarks and Introductions:
    • Ellen Nissenbaum, Senior Vice President for Government Affairs, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
    • Jeremie Greer, Vice President, Policy & Research, CFED
    • Lauren Pescatore, Director, Tax Credits for Working Families
  • Panel Discussion:
    • Kathryn Edin, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Johns Hopkins University
    • Elaine Maag, Senior Research Associate, The Urban Institute
    • Theresa Pattara, Senior Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, H&R Block
    • Laurie Anne Sayles, public policy professional and advocate
    • Dylan Matthews, Vox (Moderator)

A light breakfast will be served at 9 am and event activities will commence at 9:30 am. The event is free, but space is limited. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. RSVP by Monday, January 25.