Earned Income Tax Credit

House Child Tax Credit Bill Leaves Behind Millions of Low-Income Working Families

The Child Tax Credit (CTC) legislation that the House is slated to consider this week has misguided priorities: it would make many relatively affluent families better off while letting millions of low-income working families become poorer. Read more

Related: House Should Reject Backwards Child Tax Credit Bill

 

Lone Group Taxed Into Poverty Should Receive a Larger EITC

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

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State Fact Sheets: The Earned Income and Child Tax Credits

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

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Background

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.

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