Tax Policy Center



Mike Pergamit

Senior Fellow

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The earned income tax credit (EITC) is the most effective antipoverty program targeted to working-age households, delivering $60 annually. Critics note a relatively high error rate – with errors often stemming from complicated rules about who counts as a “qualifying child”. We analyze data from...

September 30, 2015
Elaine Maag, Mike Pergamit, Devlin Hanson, Caroline Ratcliffe, Sara Edelstein, Sarah Minton