Tax Policy Center

EITC

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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) significantly changed how families with children were treated under the individual income tax, but for many - changed...
October 8, 2019Elaine Maag
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Democrats are focused on passing the Working Families Tax Relief Act (WFTRA), and for good reason. If passed, the WFTRA would provide about $ 85...
September 26, 2019Elaine Maag
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Expanding the earned income tax credit (EITC) has support from a wide range of policy experts. Yet the expansion ideas come in many different forms...
July 2, 2019Elaine Maag
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In a new paper , I propose a universal earned income tax credit (UEITC)—a one-for-one match on the first $10,000 of earnings delivered through a...
May 21, 2019Leonard E. Burman
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Senate Democrats have rallied around the Working Families Tax Relief Act (WFTRA) that would significantly expand the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and more modestly...
April 22, 2019Elaine Maag
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With the new Congress well into its legislative season and many Democratic presidential hopefuls in full campaign mode, policy ideas are flying fast and furious...
April 11, 2019Howard Gleckman
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Although overall IRS audit rates are remarkably low (less than one percent), returns claiming an EITC are twice as likely to be audited as those...
March 14, 2019Elaine MaagRobert A. Weinberger
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
I asked some parents to make a choice. Their response was perhaps not what Warren hoped for, given her proposed Universal Child Care and Early Learning Act.
March 6, 2019Renu Zaretsky
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Federal lawmakers ranging from Sherrod Brown to Paul Ryan have proposed expanding the earned income tax credit (EITC) for childless workers for years without enacting...
February 26, 2019Richard C. Auxier
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Remember Evicted , Matthew Desmond’s harrowing account of the housing travails of low-income families in Milwaukee? Undoubtedly senators (and presidential hopefuls) Cory Booker and Kamala...
February 7, 2019Janet Holtzblatt