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States Can Adopt or Expand Earned Income Tax Credits to Build a Stronger Future Economy
Updated February 18, 2015
Half of all states plus the District of Columbia have enacted their own version of the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) to help working families earning low wages meet basic needs. State EITCs build on the success of the federal credit by keeping working parents on the job and families and children out of poverty.…
How Much Would a State Earned Income Tax Credit Cost in Fiscal Year 2016?
Updated January 28, 2015
Half of the states and the District of Columbia have enacted earned income tax credits (EITCs) to supplement the federal EITC, the nation’s most effective tool for reducing poverty among working families and children. The federal EITC lifted 6.2 million people — more than half of them children — out of …