New TCWF Case Studies Offer Strategies for Executing Successful Tax Credit Campaigns

What are some of the most effective tactics for advancing tax credit legislation? Each year, Tax Credits for Workers and Their Families (TCWF) releases a set of case studies on the strategies and messages advocates used in recent campaigns to create, expand or protect state-level Earned Income Tax Credits (EITCs). This year, we highlighted successful campaigns to expand state EITCs in Minnesota, New Mexico, and Oregon.

In Minnesota, a diverse coalition of advocates won an EITC expansion for workers without dependent children and families with three or more children.

Advocates in New Mexico worked to secure an increase of the state EITC from 10 to 17 percent.

And in Oregon, a diverse coalition launched a robust campaign to renew the state EITC and raise the value of the credit.

These case studies, along with those from years past, illustrate the common elements in many tax credits campaigns, while highlighting unique and successful strategies that advocates across the country can adapt for their own efforts in 2020 and future years.

For a comprehensive list of strategies highlighted in all 19 TCWF case studies, check out our Guide to Effective EITC Advocacy.