News Round Up: November 4, 2019

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

Top story: A new report from the Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board (CED) calls for business leaders and policymakers to work together to make it easier and more attractive for Americans to find work and remain working, in part by strengthening the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC). (CED)

  • This Wednesday, November 6, a team of advocacy organizations is hosting a national “call-in day” and Tweetstorm to urge members of Congress to support improving low-income tax credits as part of any year-end budget package. (Coalition on Human Needs)
  • CPA Practice Advisor released a round-up of the key tax proposals being touted by Democratic front runners for the 2020 presidential election. (CPA Practice Advisor)
  • A new brief from the Florida Policy Institute urges lawmakers to enact a state-level Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) to give working families a much-needed income boost and help make the state’s “upside-down” tax system more progressive. (Florida Policy Institute)  
  • Stephanie Schardin Clarke, Cabinet Secretary of the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department, shared an analysis showing the recent expansion of the state’s Working Families Tax Credit along with other measures will cut taxes for 70% of New Mexico families with children and bring $64 million back into the state each year. (Albuquerque Journal)