EITC Awareness Day 2019

Each year, the IRS and national partners join in a coordinated outreach effort to increase tax credit eligibility awareness. The 13th annual EITC Awareness Day is on Friday, January 25th, 2019. The IRS estimates that 1 in 5 eligible taxpayers does not claim the EITC. EITC Awareness Day helps shine a spotlight on refundable credits to increase…

December 2018: Creating Impact in the South — The EITC Policy Development Fund

Thursday, December 6th  Click here to access the recording!   How do grantmakers work collaboratively to fight poverty and economic instability in the South? By creating a shared strategy, selecting a targeted intervention, and allowing grantees time to build capacity to build toward long-term success. Launched in 2016, a unique pooled fund – the Earned…

December 2018 Newsletter Interview: Ria Pugeda, Senior Program Officer at the Consumer Health Foundation

Interview with a Funder Why is supporting economic security and asset building essential to your mission?  The Consumer Health Foundation’s (CHF’s) website reflects our view on the intersection of health equity, economic justice, and racial equity. It reads “Health inequities are unjust and preventable differences in health between groups of people. They are created and…

November 2018: Looking Ahead – The Future of EITC and Working Families

Looking Ahead: The Future of EITC and Working Families November 15th, 2018 * 3:00-4:00pm EST   Recent advances in State EITC legislation include its expansion to younger and childless workers. California, Maryland and Minnesota are three prominent examples of state-wide expansion of the EITC. This interactive webinar discussed the inception, potential challenges and ultimate success…

Action Needed on “Public Charge”

The proposed “public charge” rule was published in the Federal Register on October 10th, triggering a 60-day public comment period. Under this proposed rule, immigrants seeking admission to the U.S. or applying for lawful permanent residency could be denied if family members, including U.S. citizen children, receive public benefits for which they are eligible (see CLASP’s new fact sheet…

September 2018 Newsletter Interview: Erica Williams, Senior Director of State Policy Initiatives at Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Interview with a Researcher The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) recently released a brief that discusses ways state EITCs make work pay for people of color and women. We followed up with Erica Williams, Senior Director of State Policy Initiatives, to learn more about the role of tax credits in helping to advance…