June 2017 Newsletter Interview: Susan Mason, Director of the Intuit Financial Freedom Foundation

  What is the current focus of the Intuit Financial Freedom Foundation (IFFF)? The purpose of the Foundation is to make a meaningful impact on the financial lives of lower-income and underserved taxpayers, individuals, small businesses and the nonprofits that serve them. The Foundation, founded in 2002, executes its mission through public-private partnerships between Intuit and…

Who Benefits from California’s EITC?

The State of California’s Franchise Tax Board (FTB) recently released a report on the impact of the state’s earned income tax credit (CalEITC). Using data from Tax Year 2015, the FTB found that the CalEITC benefitted approximately 815,000 Californians and together with the federal credit, helped lift approximately 250,000 Californians out of deep poverty. The report…

March 2017 Newsletter Interview: Lori Seibel, President and CEO of the Community Health Endowment of Lincoln

Tell us about your organization’s work and how family economic security fits into your priorities as a philanthropic organization focused on community health. Our vision is to make Lincoln, Nebraska the healthiest community in the nation. For the past 18 years, the Community Health Endowment of Lincoln (CHE) has worked to fulfill this vision which was…

EITC Awareness Day 2017

  EITC Awareness Day is coming up on January 27th. Below are some resources to help get the word out: The Taxpayer Opportunity Network and CFED have crafted ways to spread the word about the EITC in 5, 10 and 30 minutes. The EITC Awareness Day Toolkit also includes state-by-state data snapshots and sample social media posts in…

EITC as a Cost-Effective Health Policy Investment

Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health has released a new study showing that the EITC can be a highly cost-effective health policy investment. Researchers analyzed data from the 1993-2010 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System surveys as well as state level life expectancy and determined the cost-effectiveness of state EITC supplements using a microsimulation model…