A recent article from CBPP shows how childless workers are “taxed into poverty,” making the case for the expansion of the EITC. The President’s 2015 budget and bipartisan proposals from both the House and Senate all include proposals for expanding the EITC to childless workers. The proposals are highlighted in a brief from the Brookings Institution and include expanding the eligible age requirements and an increase in the maximum credit phase in/out range. The report suggests that each proposal would significantly strengthen the credit for millions of workers; at least 15 states would double the number of filers eligible for the childless worker credit; and every major metro area would see thousands of workers benefit from an expanded EITC. Click here to read the full report.