News Round-up: September 12, 2016
September 12, 2016Print
Here are some highlights from the past week’s news and upcoming events on family tax credit issues.
- Last week, we announced a slight change in our branding to become Tax Credits for Workers and their Families (TCWF) and unveiled our newly redesigned website, which makes it easier to find the tax credit resources you need. Our fully redesigned website features a new, comprehensive search function that lets you filter tax credit resources by type of credit, state or federal, and specific resource (policy briefs, reports, infographics etc.). Check out the new site here.
- A new study from Columbia University found that the EITC may reverse declines in life expectancy among low-income Americans (TCWF, American Journal of Preventative Medicine).
- Advocates and lawmakers in West Virginia are building momentum behind legislation to create a state EITC in the upcoming session (Gazette-Mail, The Logan Banner).
- The President’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are some of the recent, high-profile groups that have joined the movement to expand the EITC for workers without dependent children (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities).
- Slate’s Jordan Weissman wrote about the 7.5 million workers without dependent children who are taxed into poverty each year and encouraged lawmakers to pass bipartisan legislation to expand the EITC to them (Slate).
- The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities released new research on how taxpayers in each state would be affected by current bipartisan proposals to expand the EITC to workers not raising children (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities).