Tax Credits for Working Families

Webinar: Waging a Proactive State EITC Campaign – Tools and Tips from the Field

On September 22, 2015, the Hatcher Group and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities co-hosted an hour-long webinar on effective tools and tactics for advancing state-level EITCs. 

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: October 5, 2015

    Last week, the Senate Finance Committee discussed ways to reduce improper EITC payments, Puerto Rico lawmakers called for expansion of the EITC to the island, and Michigan lawmakers proposed offering a new state-level Child Tax Credit, Dependent Care Credit and expanding the Homestead Property Credit.

  • Could a Direct Wage Subsidy Replace the EITC?

    Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), like many of his fellow presidential hopefuls, has a plan for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). But unlike many of his opponents, Rubio doesn’t want to expand the EITC. He wants to eliminate the credit entirely and replace it with a direct wage subsidy program for low-income workers – an idea that has been circulating since early 2014.