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: August 15, 2016

    Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton gave economic speeches last week and laid out their visions to reform the tax code, make child care affordable and boost local economies.

  • To Clinton and Trump: Don’t Overlook the EITC

    This week, presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump gave economic policy speeches. Both laid out plans for how to grow and support the middle class. Both mentioned how they would use the tax code to achieve this goal. Both emphasized the need to encourage work and strengthen local economies. But neither talked about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a policy tool that checks all of these boxes.