News Round Up: August 13, 2018

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

Top Story: Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D) outlined a proposal to make the state-level Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) fully refundable, which could benefit up to 400,000 low-income households. (WHSV News)

  • Elaine Maag, senior research associate at the Tax Policy Center, urged Congress to expand the federal EITC for workers without dependent children as they consider “tax reform 2.0”. (Forbes)
  • The West Virginia Center on Budget & Policy (WV Policy) urged the state legislature to enact a refundable EITC as one of several policy recommendations that would boost economic prosperity for West Virginians. (WV Policy)
  • Chicago officials want to form a task force to explore implementing a Universal Basic Income program and restructuring the EITC to be delivered on a monthly basis rather than in a lump sum at tax time. (WQAD News)
  • On Tuesday, August 28, join representatives from the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute and the Robert Wood Johnston Foundation for a breakfast event on how tax credits can improve health outcomes for low-income families. Learn more about the event here.
  • This month, follow TCWF on Twitter for an “EITC road trip,” highlighting the credit’s impact in each state.