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EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT
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Raising The Minimum Wage Could Prevent Suicides
New research highlights the high stakes of economic inequality, and its particular impact on women.
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Iowa Democrat Who Nearly Unseated Steve King Starts Anti-poverty Nonprofit
But J.D. Scholten says he does not yet have plans to run for office again.
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Rich Fraud, Poor Fraud: The GOP's Double Standard On Tax Mistakes
Their new tax bill lavishes breaks on businesses that underpay what they owe.
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How Republicans Could Hike Taxes On The Poor
A key tax credit for working people is being singled out for "fraud."
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Tax Reform Could Mean A Cut For The Rich, An Audit For The Poor
Republicans favor new restrictions on the earned income tax credit.
EITC Awareness Day: Millions of Americans Eligible for Tax Break
Executive Director of the National Consumers League
If someone told you that you may be one of the more than five million Americans missing out on as much as $6,269 in your
The Biggest Issue Candidates Ignore
Joanne Samuel Goldblum
CEO, National Diaper Bank Network
Today, one in five American children lives in poverty. We can't afford that. While many people born in humble circumstances
Americans Want Bipartisan Action To Tackle Rising Rent
President & CEO, Enterprise Community Partners, a proven and p...
My conclusion: You can't talk seriously about poverty, inequality or opportunity in America without addressing the growing
A Conservative Vision for Better Economic Opportunity
President, American Action Forum
While the recent rise in poverty may be attributed to poor economic growth policies during the Obama Administration, the sustained high rates of poverty over the past 50 years are striking evidence that it is time for new approaches to support economic success.
America Should Be the Best Place to Raise a Child -- Not the Hardest
Rep. Rosa DeLauro
As parents and as policymakers, we cannot afford to let poverty determine the future of another generation of children. It is critical for policy to address this problem, and the Young Child Tax Credit is an important step in the right direction.
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It's True: America Is an Overweight Welfare State... But for Whom?
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Graduate school and research institution at Brandeis University
Since the dawn of modern American political history, conservatives have railed against the left for supporting social welfare. America's welfare programs, so the story goes, create cultures of dependency that weigh down the economy. Who caused this tremendous burden on the U.S. taxpayer?
Earn It, Keep It, Save It
Chairwoman Emeritus of the California State Board of Equalization
This past weekend, my staff and I went to Bakersfield and spent an afternoon helping folks prepare their income tax forms. I was there with the CalEITC4Me bus tour, which was stopping in Bakersfield before heading on to other Central Valley cities.
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In the Military? Seize All the Tax Benefits You Earned
Mark A. Steber
Chief Tax Officer, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service
There are a number of considerations to take into account regarding military personnel's taxes and most of them result in a bigger, and well deserved, tax refund; however, some are complicated and take some strategizing to use to your advantage.
The Earned Income Tax Credit: A Pathway Out of Poverty for Millions of Americans with Disabilities
Executive Director, National Disability Institute
Besides providing additional income, the EITC provides a financial incentive for workers to stay employed and increase their earnings. According to recent studies, EITC provides significant work, income, educational and health benefits to its recipients and their children.
If Bernie Sanders Is Socialist, Then So Was This Republican Nobel Prize Winning Economist
Grant Stern is a professional mortgage broker, radio broadcast...
Even the esteemed Republican "with a big R" Mr. Milton Friedman the legend, turned to socialism when it came to promoting the general welfare and securing the blessings of freedom to ourselves and our children. It's why our Founding Fathers established the US Constitution.
State EITCs: Helping Working Families and Communities Thrive
Erica Williams 350
Assistant Director of State Fiscal Research at the Center on B...
As state legislative sessions begin, policymakers can help keep people working, increase incomes, reduce financial hardship, and build an economy that works for everyone by following the 26 states and the District of Columbia that have created state Earned Income Tax Credits.
Obama Wisely Calls for Boosting Tax Credits for Childless Adults
Director, Federal Tax Policy, Center on Budget and Policy Prio...
The Earned Income Tax Credit has long enjoyed bipartisan support because it encourages and rewards the work of low- and moderate-income people.
Congress Extends Many Expired Tax Breaks: Learn How You Could Benefit
State and Local Sales Tax Deduction - You still may have the option to choose between deducting state and local income tax
Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015
Stacey D. Stewart
U.S. President, United Way Worldwide
If key provisions of the EITC and CTC are left to expire, the impact to working Americans will be immense. The Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax credit have a history of bipartisan support, fighting poverty and incentivizing work.
We Need Congress to Take Action to Protect Working Families This Year
Sister Simone Campbell
Executive Director, NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice
Disagreements are a valuable part of the process, but Congressional leaders must make it a priority to bridge divides and work together for the benefit of all, with specific care for the most vulnerable.
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The Biggest Blow To Obamacare Yet Could Come From Democrats
Congress is poised to delay the controversial "Cadillac tax" by two years.
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