Tax Credits for Working Families

A More Equitable EITC for Childless Workers

Strengthening the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for workers without dependent children could help millions of Americans move from poverty to financial stability.

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

  • News Round-up: May 23, 2016

    The Oklahoma House voted to make the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) non-refundable, which will decrease the size of or eliminate the credit entirely for more than 200,000 low-wage workers. Supporters of the bill say that cutting the credit is necessary to balance the state’s budget. But advocates for the EITC argue that the measure would only save $29 million from a $1.3 billion budget shortfall and that lawmakers should find other programs to reduce the deficit that are less harmful to low-income workers.

  • Infographic: A More Equitable EITC for Childless Workers

    There’s no denying the research. The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is one of the most powerful tools we have to help keep low-wage workers and their families out of poverty. But the EITC does very little to help one specific group of low-wage individuals: “childless” workers, or those without dependent children.