Earned Income Tax Credit
Building on calls from both sides of the aisle to expand help to low-income childless workers —the sole group of workers that the federal tax code taxes into (and, in many cases, deeper into) poverty —President Obama’s 2015 budget would strengthen the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for this left-out group.
- Commentary: One Anti-Poverty Initiative Both Sides Can Agree On
- Strengthening the EITC for Childless Workers Would Promote Work and Reduce Poverty
These fact sheets provide state-by-state data on how the EITC and CTC reduce poverty, who benefits, how state EITCs can supplement the federal credit, and who benefits from two proposals to strengthen the credits. Read more
- Earned Income Tax Credit Promotes Work, Encourages Children's Success at School, Research Finds
- Striking New Studies Show EITC Boosts College Enrollment
- Working-Family Tax Credits Help Over 1 Million Military Families (w/ state data)
- Tax Credits for Lower-Income Working Families Help 21 Million Mothers
- The Earned Income Tax Credit and Refundable Child Tax Credit in Rural America
Each year millions of eligible workers risk missing out on the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), the Child Tax Credit (CTC) and free tax filing assistance for low- and moderate-income workers because they do not know they qualify, do not know how to claim the credits or do not know where to find free tax filing assistance. Your outreach efforts can ensure that eligible workers can receive the tax credits they’ve earned.
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March 5, 2014
March 5, 2014
Revised March 5, 2014
March 4, 2014
Updated March 4, 2014
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The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a federal tax benefit for low- and moderate-income workers, reduces the impact of the payroll and income taxes they pay; it also supplements the earnings of very low-wage workers. Building on the EITC’s success, roughly half of the states have enacted state EITCs, which offset state taxes and supplement wages for low-income workers.