Tax Credits for Working Families

Archive for the ‘Weekly News Round-Up’ Category

News Round-Up: October 27, 2014

October 27th, 2014

Here are some highlights from the past week’s news on family tax credit issues. Remember – you also can track news coverage throughout the week by visiting our RSS feed, where you can filter news by a specific credit and/or state.

  • A policy paper written by Glenn Flores of the University of Texas Southwestern and Bruce Lesley of First Focus identifies poverty as the number one threat to children’s health. The paper urges lawmakers to extend key Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit expansions to help improve the health of children from low-income families. (The Hill)

  • Research from the Center for Rural Affairs Rural Family Economic Security project focuses on the prevalence of EITC recipients in rural America. (Creighton.edu)

    Continue Reading »

    Posted in Recent Updates, Weekly News Round-Up | No Comments »

News Round-Up: October 20, 2014

October 20th, 2014

Here are some highlights from the past week’s news on family tax credit issues. Remember – you also can track news coverage throughout the week by visiting our RSS feed, where you can filter news by a specific credit and/or state.

  • The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities’ analysis of the most recent Census data found that the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit together lifted 9.4 million people out of poverty in 2013, including 4.9 million children. All safety net programs, including both credits, lifted 39 million people out of poverty that same year. (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities 1, 2)

  • An 18-state bus tour led by Americans United for Change is making its way around the country promoting policies such as an increased minimum wage and expanded EITC that help middle-class workers. (The Des Moines Register)

    Continue Reading »

    Posted in Recent Updates, Weekly News Round-Up | Comments Off

News Round-Up: October 14, 2014

October 14th, 2014

Here are some highlights from the past week’s news on family tax credit issues. Remember – you also can track news coverage throughout the week by visiting our RSS feed, where you can filter news by a specific credit and/or state.

News Round-Up: October 6, 2014

October 6th, 2014

Here are some highlights from the past week’s news on family tax credit issues. Remember – you also can track news coverage throughout the week by visiting our RSS feed, where you can filter news by a specific credit and/or state.

News Round-Up: September 29, 2014

September 29th, 2014

Here are some highlights from the past week’s news on family tax credit issues. Remember – you can also track news coverage throughout the week by visiting our RSS feed, where you can filter news by a specific credit and/or state.

News Round-Up: September 22, 2014

September 22nd, 2014

Here are some highlights from the past week’s news on family tax credit issues. Remember – you also can track news coverage throughout the week by visiting our RSS feed, where you can filter news by a specific credit and/or state.

News Round-Up: September 15, 2014

September 15th, 2014

Here are some highlights from the past week’s news on family tax credit issues. Remember – you can also track news coverage throughout the week by visiting our RSS feed, where you can filter news by a specific credit and/or state.

  • As part of our “Ideas from the Right: Conservative Approaches to Tax Credits for Working Families” series, we sat down with National Review senior editor Ramesh Ponnuru to discuss his recommendation to both lower the top tax rate and increase the federal Child Tax Credit. (Tax Credits for Working Families)

  • A new research paper from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst finds that having children exacerbates income inequality between men and women. The author recommends expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) to help lessen the gap in pay. (Business Insider)

    Continue Reading »

    Posted in Recent Updates, Weekly News Round-Up | Comments Off

News Round-Up: September 8, 2014

September 8th, 2014

Here are some highlights from the past week’s news on family tax credit issues. Remember – you can also track news coverage throughout the week by visiting our RSS feed, where you can filter news by a specific credit and/or state.

News Round-Up: September 2, 2014

September 2nd, 2014

Here are some highlights from the past two weeks’ news on family tax credit issues. Remember, you can also track news coverage throughout the week by visiting our RSS feed, which lets you filter news by a specific credit and/or state.

  • North Dakota Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger recently unveiled a property tax relief plan that more than doubles the state’s property tax circuit breaker, called the Homestead Tax Credit, increases the income threshold from $42,000 to $63,000 and excludes Social Security benefits from income calculations. (The Bismarck Tribune)

  • Eliot Cutler, independent candidate for governor of Maine, recently announced that if elected, he would increase the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for workers who earn a high school diploma. (The Bangor Daily News)

    Continue Reading »

    Posted in Recent Updates, Weekly News Round-Up | Comments Off

News Round-Up: August 18, 2014

August 18th, 2014

Here are some highlights from last week’s news on family tax credit issues. Remember – you also can track news coverage throughout the week by visiting our RSS feed, where you can filter news by a specific credit and/or state.

  • A new report from the U.S. Conference of Mayors finds that income inequality grew in more than two-thirds of metropolitan areas from 2005 to 2012 and recommends programs like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) to boost earnings and productivity for low-income workers. (The Washington Post, Northeast Public Radio, Indystar.com)

  • NPR reported on the decades-long decline in men’s labor force participation, highlighting an expanded EITC for childless workers as a successful policy tool to encourage more men to join the workforce and continue working. (NPR)

    Continue Reading »

    Posted in Recent Updates, Weekly News Round-Up | Comments Off

« Older Entries |