Tax Credits for Working Families

Featured Article: Turning the EITC into an emergency savings tool for low-wage workers

Professors Kathryn Edin, Sarah Halpern-Meekin, Sara S. Greene and CFED’s Ezra Levin make the case for a “Rainy Day EITC” – in which recipients could opt to only receive a portion of their credit at tax time and receive the rest, plus a 50 percent savings match, six months later.

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

New KIDS COUNT Data Shows Why the EITC is Critical to Kids

The Annie E. Casey Foundation recently released its annual KIDS COUNT report on the well-being of American children, sparking conversation across the country about how state and federal policymakers can improve the lives of kids, especially those living in poverty.

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News Round-up: July 27, 2015

The Michigan legislature adjourned for a three-week recess before deciding whether or not to eliminate the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) as part of a road funding package.

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