Tax Policy Center


Kevin Werner

Research Analyst

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The federal earned income tax credit (EITC) is a refundable tax credit that provides substantial cash benefits to low-income working families with children. Working adults without children at home— including noncustodial parents, who are considered “childless” for tax purposes—also face economic...

May 30, 2019
Elaine MaagKevin WernerLaura Wheaton