T09-0102 - "The American Recovery and Reinvestment Tax Act of 2009": Making Work Pay Credit and Economic Recovery Payments, Conference Report, Distribution of Federal Tax Change by Cash Income Percentile, 2009
2009 distribution of federal tax change, by cash income percentile, of the Making Work Pay Credit and the Economic Recovery Payments from the "The American Recovery and Reinvestment Tax Act of 2009" as reported in the conference agreement. The Making Work Pay credit is equal to the first 6.2% of earned income up to a maximum credit of $400 ($800 for joint filers). The credit is phased-out at a rate of 2 percent of AGI exceeding $75,000 ($150,000 for joint filers). The Economic Recovery Payments are one-time payments of $250 to tax units receiving social security, SSI, or veterans benefits.