News Round Up: February 3, 2020

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

Top Story: Last chance to register for TCWF and Prosperity Now’s February 6th Hill briefing to discuss how Congress can strengthen tax time and refundable tax credits for low-income workers in 2020. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Representative Danny Davis (D-IL-07), and IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig will keynote the briefing. Register here.

  • Delaware State Representative Paul Baumbach (D-Newark) introduced a bill that would allow eligible taxpayers to choose between a nonrefundable state EITC worth up to 20 percent of the federal credit or a refundable state EITC worth up to 4.5 percent. This legislation has support from Governor John Carney (D). The bill now heads to the House Appropriations Committee for consideration. (Delaware Public Media)
  • New research from the Oregon Center for Public Policy (OCPP) found that Oregon has one of the lowest EITC participation rates in the country and offers solutions for how the state can reduce barriers to claiming the EITC. (OCPP)
  • Last Friday, TCWF joined thousands of other organizations, advocates, and policymakers across the country to celebrate EITC Awareness Day by sharing the top 10 reasons we L.O.V.E the EITC. (TCWF)