Earned Income Tax Credit
Policymakers have taken important steps in recent decades to prevent the federal tax code from taxing people into or deeper into poverty.
But the commitment to keep the federal tax code from taxing low-income workers into poverty has fallen far short for one group of 7 million people: childless adults. Read more
- Obama Budget Would Extend EITC’s Pro-Work Success to Childless Workers
- Commentary: One Anti-Poverty Initiative Both Sides Can Agree On
- Strengthening the EITC for Childless Workers Would Promote Work and Reduce Poverty
- Reducing Overpayments in the Earned Income Tax Credit
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.
More about the EITC:
April 18, 2014
Revised April 15, 2014
April 14, 2014
Revised April 7, 2014
March 26, 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.