Monday, October 8, 2018

The Earned Income Tax Credit: An Effective Anti-Poverty Tool with Room to Grow

From the Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity, posted on October 1
The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) – one of the most effective anti-poverty tools in the nation – was described as a model policy intervention but also one that still has substantial room for improvement during a Capitol Hill policy briefing on Sept. 25.
The briefing, hosted by Tax Credits for Workers and Their Families, explored ways to expand the federal EITC. Each year, the EITC reaches about 27 million workers and their families with an average credit of about $2,500.  See the full story here: