The EITC in 2018: What’s Ahead for Working Families Post-Tax Reform
December 19, 2017Print
What lies ahead for vital anti-poverty programs like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) in 2018? On February 1, join Prosperity Now and Tax Credits for Workers and their Families on Capitol Hill to discuss how policymakers and advocates can work together post- tax reform to protect the EITC and other policies that help low-income Americans make ends meet.
The proposed tax plan gives massive tax cuts to wealthy individuals and corporations that will come at a steep cost — adding to the deficit and forcing cuts to vital safety net programs for low-income Americans. The EITC is one of the most effective programs for helping low-wage workers keep more of what they’ve earned. But what does its future look like in the aftermath of sweeping changes to our tax code?
Hear from policymakers, researchers and advocates about what’s ahead for the EITC in 2018, and what can be done to protect the credit and other critical safety net programs from potential threats.