The EITC Funders Network and the Asset Funders Network co-hosted the Behavioral Economics & Tax Time webinar with Dan Ariely, Professor of Psychology and Economics at Duke University and author of NY Times Bestsellers Predictably Irrational, The Upside of Irrationality and The Honest Truth About Dishonesty.
The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is widely recognized as a critical income support for millions of low-income families. It has also proven to be a powerful tool for encouraging work among low income families. To date, the EITC enjoys bipartisan support and may even be expanded to include childless workers. What changes are being considered at the national and state levels? How would an expanded EITC to include single childless workers impact poverty in the US? How does EITC expansion efforts affect efforts aimed at increasing the minimum wage?
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was created by the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 with a mission “to make markets for consumer financial products and services work for Americans — whether they are applying for a mortgage, choosing among credit cards, or using any number of other consumer financial products.” Part of CFPB’s mandate is to increase awareness of the EITC and other tax credits for working families.
In the fall of 2013, with the start of open enrollment of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), communities across the nation will be on the verge of a major opportunity to improve the lives of Americans from all walks of life-children, low-income families, small business owners, and senior citizens. However, without careful attention to how families will hear about ACA and make critical health care insurance decisions, there is a substantial chance that this opportunity will be squandered.
The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is widely recognized as a critical income support for millions of low-income families. It has also proven to be a powerful asset building tool, providing families with a means to build savings. The EITC survived the fiscal cliff, but will it survive in state legislatures? This webinar reported on developments in the national and state EITCs, new polling and messaging research, and implications for the free tax-preparation and asset-building field.
EITC Polling Results Impact of Recession on EITC The Story Behind the Demise of RALs December 5, 2012 — Messaging Matters: New EITC Polling Webinar How do we talk about the EITC? Against the backdrop of a recession that doesn’t feel over, budget battles in Congress and presidential campaigns, many organizations feel like their messages to…
Webinar — Links Between EITC & Financial Services Webinar — Links Between EITC & Savings Webinar — The State of State EITCs September 29, 2011 — Links between EITC and Financial Services Millions of Americans are unbanked or underbanked. Many more don’t understand budgeting, financial planning, and credit reports. Are there ways to develop connections…