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  • Tax Credits for Lower-Income Working Families Help 21 Million Mothers
    May 9, 2013

    Two working-family tax credits — the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) — have proven to be powerful tools for reducing children's poverty and advancing their long-term well-being.[1] About 21 million mothers in low- and moderate-income working families received either the EITC or the low-income portion of …
  • The Earned Income Tax Credit and Refundable Child Tax Credit in Rural America
    April 19, 2013

    In 2010, 22.9 percent of rural tax filers — compared with 20 percent of filers nationwide — claimed the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), according to research by the Brookings Institution and the Carsey Institute.[1]   This difference reflects rural areas’ generally lower wage levels.  The EITC brought $10.5 billion in benefits to …
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