Tax Credits for Working Families

EITC Outreach: Tools and Lessons for Reaching Taxpayers, Community-Based Organizations and Policymakers

On December 9, 2015, Tax Credits for Working Families joined the Taxpayer Opportunity Network and Center on Budget and Policy Priorities to discuss various tools, lessons and opportunities to engage in EITC outreach

Featured Resource: 50-State Policy Tracker

This 50-state policy tracker from the National Center for Children in Poverty makes it easy to compare state policies across six important work supports: (1) child care subsidies, (2) minimum wage, (3) family and medical leave, (4) income tax policy, (5) the EITC, and (6) the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit.

Recent Updates

  • Obama Budget Expands EITC for Workers Without Custodial Children

    This week, President Obama stayed true to his word to partner with House Speaker Paul Ryan to provide tax cuts for struggling workers. The president’s final budget proposal includes a plan to increase the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for low-wage individuals without children – the lone demographic that is actually pushed further into poverty by the federal tax code.

  • News Round-up: February 8, 2016

    Researchers at the American Action Forum reported that House Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R) plan to expand the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for childless workers would lift almost 90,000 individuals out of poverty and increase employment by 8.3 million. Speaker Ryan’s plan is almost identical to a proposal by President Obama.