Tax Credits for Working Families

Tax Credits for Working Families and CFED Co-Host EITC Briefing on Capitol Hill

Tax Credits for Working Families and CFED co-hosted a Capitol Hill policy forum, “It’s Not Like I’m Poor: New Research and Political Prospects for the EITC and VITA” on EITC Awareness Day, January 30, 2015. The event featured keynote speakers Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Johns Hopkins Professor Kathryn Edin.

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.

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Join us for “Telling Taxpayer Stories” – a virtual training and Q&A

For low-income workers at tax time, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites can mean the difference between a tax return that offers a financial boost and one that provides little if any help at all. VITA sites provide free tax preparation services, raising awareness within communities about eligibility for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and other tax benefits and ensuring that these credits are collected by tax filers.

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News Round-Up: February 23, 2015

New research from the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts Amherst further proves that the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is linked to improved public health.

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