Tax Policy Center

earned income tax credit

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The earned income tax credit (EITC) is a highly effective policy for fighting poverty that has garnered widespread praise from both Democrats and Republicans. In...
December 3, 2018Richard C. Auxier
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The Tax Policy Center estimates that the new refundable tax credit for low- and middle-income households proposed by Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) would cut taxes...
November 14, 2018Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
In his press conference on Wednesday, President Trump raised more than a few eyebrows by saying he’d be willing to support “adjustments ” to the...
November 9, 2018Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) is proposing to raise the incomes of working families through a new tax proposal called the “LIFT (Livable Incomes for Families...
October 18, 2018Elaine Maag
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Here is the problem: Families with children are not fully benefitting from tax-based government safety net programs such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)...
August 17, 2018Howard Gleckman
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House Ways & Means Committee Chair Kevin Brady (R-TX) and other top House Republicans are exploring some ideas for a proposed tax reform 2.0 ,...
August 6, 2018Elaine Maag
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Today could be a big day for many low- and moderate-income families. February 15 is the first day those who claim either an earned income...
February 15, 2017Elaine Maag
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Tax preparers play a critical role helping low income working families collect benefits from the Earned Income Tax Credit. Almost 60 percent of families claiming the EITC in 2010 and 2011 did so with the help of a paid preparer. Unfortunately, preparers can make costly mistakes—errors the taxpayer
November 2, 2015Elaine Maag
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush offered a tax plan last week that he says “eliminates the marriage penalty.” But it may not help many low-income working families. A married couple is penalized if it pays more tax filing a joint return than if each spouse could file individually. Conversely,
September 16, 2015Roberton C. Williams
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The Senate’s six-year highway bill inches forward, after dropping a Social Security provision. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell won 14 Democrats’ votes for the bill after he agreed to drop a $2.3 billion offset. The money would have come from barring people with felony warrants from getting Social
July 24, 2015Renu Zaretsky