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How The Partial Government Shutdown Will Affect You This Tax Filing Season
Tax filing season is due to begin in 10 days. Will the IRS will be able to process returns as usual?
January 18, 2019
Robert A. Weinberger
If Tax Refunds And Benefits Are Delayed By Shutdown, That Would Hurt Vulnerable Americans
For many US households, the ongoing partial government shutdown is inconvenient. But for low-income households, it may become a severe hardship. If the shutdown goes...
January 14, 2019
Congress Should Make The EITC Available To Older Workers
The earned income tax credit (EITC) lifts millions of workers out of poverty each year. But older workers who do not live with minor children...
January 13, 2019
TPC’s New Interactive Data Tool Shows EITC Benefits in Communities Throughout the U.S.
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, 2018
Richard C. Auxier
Senator Harris Seeks To Raise Incomes Using A New Tax Credit
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, 2018
Trump Proposal Would Limit Green Cards And Visas For Immigrants With Low Incomes Or Government Assistance
On September 21 st , the Trump Administration proposed a regulation limiting access to legal permanent residency status (green cards) and other visas for immigrants...
September 28, 2018
Kim S. Rueben
How Doctors Are Expanding Access To The Earned Income Tax Credit
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, 2018
Tax Reform 2.0 Should Expand Childless EITC To Reduce Poverty
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, 2018
DC Councilmember Proposes New EITC Savings Program
The District of Columbia is considering a creative new plan to transform the city’s earned income tax credit (EITC) from a one-time payment received at...
July 16, 2018
Delaying Tax Refunds Constrains Spending On Daily Living Expenses
The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015 required the IRS to delay tax refunds until at least February 15 for taxpayers who...
July 5, 2018
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