News Round-Up: July 24, 2017

Here are some highlights from the past week’s news and upcoming events on family tax credit issues.

  • The House Budget Committee released its budget proposal for fiscal year 2018, which would bar many taxpayers from receiving the Earned Income and Child Tax credits by requiring a work-authorized Social Security Number for eligibility. (Business Wire; The Hill)
  • Members of Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families (AACF) made the case for implementing a state-level Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) at a meeting of the state’s Tax Reform and Relief Task Force. (AACF)
  • Virginia’s Commonwealth Institute released its annual report, Building Opportunity: A Toolkit for Virginia’s Future, which argues that making the state-level EITC refundable would benefit more lower-income families. (Commonwealth Institute)
  • Douglas E. Schoen, opinion contributor for The Hill, urged Democrats to support Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) as a presidential candidate for 2020, in part because she would expand the federal EITC and Child Tax Credit. (The Hill)