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Earned Income Tax Credit

EITC Awareness Day: Millions of Americans Eligible for Tax Break

Sally Greenberg | Posted 01.27.2017 | Politics
Sally Greenberg

If someone told you that you may be one of the more than five million Americans missing out on as much as $6,269 in your year-end paycheck, you'd almo...

The Biggest Issue Candidates Ignore

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 08.24.2016 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

About 45 million Americans, or just under 15 percent of the country's population, are living below the federal poverty line. The official poverty line...

Americans Want Bipartisan Action To Tackle Rising Rent

Terri Ludwig | Posted 06.22.2016 | Impact
Terri Ludwig

Despite an unemployment rate that has sunk below 5 percent, many Americans are justifiably concerned about their prospects - and those of their childr...

A Conservative Vision for Better Economic Opportunity

Douglas Holtz-Eakin | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Douglas Holtz-Eakin

While the recent rise in poverty may be attributed to poor economic growth policies during the Obama Administration, the sustained high rates of poverty over the past 50 years are striking evidence that it is time for new approaches to support economic success.

America Should Be the Best Place to Raise a Child -- Not the Hardest

Rep. Rosa DeLauro | Posted 05.03.2016 | Politics
Rep. Rosa DeLauro

As parents and as policymakers, we cannot afford to let poverty determine the future of another generation of children. It is critical for policy to address this problem, and the Young Child Tax Credit is an important step in the right direction.

It's True: America Is an Overweight Welfare State... But for Whom?

The Heller School | Posted 04.27.2016 | Politics
The Heller School

Since the dawn of modern American political history, conservatives have railed against the left for supporting social welfare. America's welfare programs, so the story goes, create cultures of dependency that weigh down the economy. Who caused this tremendous burden on the U.S. taxpayer?

Earn It, Keep It, Save It

Fiona Ma | Posted 04.18.2016 | Impact
Fiona Ma

This past weekend, my staff and I went to Bakersfield and spent an afternoon helping folks prepare their income tax forms. I was there with the CalEITC4Me bus tour, which was stopping in Bakersfield before heading on to other Central Valley cities.

4 Of The Most Popular Tax Credits

MoneyTips | Posted 04.08.2016 | Business
MoneyTips

Tax deductions are always useful, but tax credits are even more so. Deductions only reduce your taxable income, while credits are subtracted directly ...

In the Military? Seize All the Tax Benefits You Earned

Mark Steber | Posted 03.12.2017 | Business
Mark Steber

There are a number of considerations to take into account regarding military personnel's taxes and most of them result in a bigger, and well deserved, tax refund; however, some are complicated and take some strategizing to use to your advantage.

The Earned Income Tax Credit: A Pathway Out of Poverty for Millions of Americans with Disabilities

Michael Morris | Posted 02.19.2017 | Impact
Michael Morris

Besides providing additional income, the EITC provides a financial incentive for workers to stay employed and increase their earnings. According to recent studies, EITC provides significant work, income, educational and health benefits to its recipients and their children.

If Bernie Sanders Is Socialist, Then So Was This Republican Nobel Prize Winning Economist

Grant Stern | Posted 02.08.2017 | Politics
Grant Stern

Even the esteemed Republican "with a big R" Mr. Milton Friedman the legend, turned to socialism when it came to promoting the general welfare and securing the blessings of freedom to ourselves and our children. It's why our Founding Fathers established the US Constitution.

State EITCs: Helping Working Families and Communities Thrive

Erica Williams | Posted 01.21.2017 | Politics
Erica Williams

As state legislative sessions begin, policymakers can help keep people working, increase incomes, reduce financial hardship, and build an economy that works for everyone by following the 26 states and the District of Columbia that have created state Earned Income Tax Credits.

Obama Wisely Calls for Boosting Tax Credits for Childless Adults

Chuck Marr | Posted 01.13.2017 | Politics
Chuck Marr

The Earned Income Tax Credit has long enjoyed bipartisan support because it encourages and rewards the work of low- and moderate-income people.

Congress Extends Many Expired Tax Breaks: Learn How You Could Benefit

Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA | Posted 12.21.2016 | Business
Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA

Just like the holidays, tax season seems to creep up before you know it. While you may be thinking creep is the only thing the holidays and taxes have...

Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015

Stacey D. Stewart | Posted 12.17.2016 | Politics
Stacey D. Stewart

If key provisions of the EITC and CTC are left to expire, the impact to working Americans will be immense. The Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax credit have a history of bipartisan support, fighting poverty and incentivizing work.

We Need Congress to Take Action to Protect Working Families This Year

Sr. Simone Campbell | Posted 12.10.2016 | Politics
Sr. Simone Campbell

Disagreements are a valuable part of the process, but Congressional leaders must make it a priority to bridge divides and work together for the benefit of all, with specific care for the most vulnerable.

The Biggest Blow To Obamacare Yet Could Come From Democrats

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics

Congress is on the brink of taking a big bite out of the Affordable Care Act, after more than five years of mostly futile efforts by Republicans to we...

This Could Be The Last Big Anti-Poverty Effort Of Obama's Presidency

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 12.05.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama and some of his allies are trying to transform an ugly piece of tax legislation into something that gives critical help to mill...

A Landmark Year for Important Policy

Toni G. Atkins | Posted 11.02.2016 | Politics
Toni G. Atkins

"Landmark legislation" is a term that gets thrown around pretty easily in political circles, but many of the bills passed by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown this year live up to that lofty description.

The Piercing Cry of Child Poverty in Economically Rich but Spiritually Poor America

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.25.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Pope Francis speaks out faithfully and forcefully against poverty and has been called "the pope of the poor." But on his first visit to the United States there was demoralizing news about poverty, especially child poverty, in our nation -- the world's largest economy.

Five Ways to Honor the American Worker this Labor Day

Carla Javits | Posted 09.04.2016 | Impact
Carla Javits

The essence of this special day is about acknowledging the strength, skill, persistence and even artistry demonstrated every time any job is done well. It's something we too readily forget in a world that seems to be more and more dominated by fame, fortune and reality television.

Tax Tips for Dads

Mark Steber | Posted 06.17.2016 | Business
Mark Steber

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there! Whether you are crawling on the floor with your new baby or walking into the real world with your college graduate, here are a few pointers on how to save some money come tax time.

Michigan Republican's Lies Hurt the Working Poor

Dale Hansen | Posted 06.03.2016 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

Towards the end of his first year in office, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder suggested the changes he and the Republican-led legislature had made were necessary for the good of the state, but that these changes also represented "shared sacrifice."

Voting 'No' on Proposal 1 Is Good for Michigan

Dale Hansen | Posted 05.04.2016 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

There is little doubt that Michigan needs much of what Proposal 1 offers, but enough is enough. Liberals need to stop taking what they can get and start demanding what they deserve, and the only way to make sure that happens is to replace as many of the corporate-sponsored Republicans as possible. Voting "no" on Proposal 1 is the first step.

Proposal 1 Proves Republican Incompetence

Dale Hansen | Posted 06.21.2015 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

The fact that the people voters tasked with making the tough decisions are so afraid of losing their jobs that they would put the desires of a fringe "no new taxes" group ahead of the needs of their constituents suggests that the real problem here is not road or education funding but a complete and total failure of leadership.