EITC and Child Tax Credit
Unless Congress acts, key Child Tax Credit (CTC) and Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) provisions will expire at the end of 2017, pushing 17 million people — including 8 million children — into or deeper into poverty.
Our new interactive calculator allows you to explore what’s at stake for low- and moderate-income families if three important provisions expire at the end of 2017.
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
- Commentary: One Anti-Poverty Initiative Both Sides Can Agree On
- Reducing Overpayments in the Earned Income Tax Credit
October 17, 2014
Updated July 30, 2014
Commentary: Ryan “Opportunity Grant” Proposal Would Likely Increase Poverty and Shrink Resources for Poverty Programs Over Time
July 24, 2014
July 22, 2014
May 7, 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.