News Round Up: July 16, 2018

Top Story: A new report from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) finds that tax cuts enacted at the federal level since 2000 have disproportionately benefited higher-income households. (ITEP)

  • Darrel Thompson of the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) urged Congress to enact R. 3465, a bill that would increase low-income noncustodial parents’ access to job services and income supports, in part by expanding their eligibility for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). (CLASP)
  • The Center for American Progress (CAP) unveiled a proposal for a $10,000 federal Teacher Tax Credit that would increase pay for eligible teachers in high-poverty schools. (CAP)
  • ITEP’s Aidan Davis reflected on the high number of states that took action in 2018 to strengthen state-level tax credits for working families. (ITEP).