Weekly News Round-up: January 4, 2016

Here are some highlights from the past week’s news on family tax credit issues. Remember – you also can track news coverage throughout the week by visiting our website, where you can filter news by a specific credit and/or state.

  • For the first time since 2001, Colorado had a budget surplus large enough to trigger its EITC, which means eligible families will receive checks for 10 percent of the federal credit (Colorado Springs Gazette).
  • Lawmakers in Maryland plan to tackle tax policy legislation during the 2016 legislative session and will debate a bill to expand the state EITC to childless workers (Baltimore Sun).
  • The Wall Street Journal reported on the deep divide among 2016 presidential candidates regarding tax breaks – in particular, who is most in need of them (Wall Street Journal).
  • EITC Awareness Day is Friday, January 29. Let us know how you’ll be celebrating and we will feature your organization on our website and social media.