Looking for examples of effective strategies and lessons learned from recent state EITC expansion campaigns? Check out Tax Credits for Workers and Their Families’ (TCWF) newest set of case studies spotlighting successful campaigns to expand state EITCs in Minnesota, New Mexico, and Oregon. See also: TCWF: A 2019 Guide to Effective EITC Advocacy.
Equity and the Tax Code
The tax code is one of the largest tools that the federal, state, and municipal governments have to provide families with economic security and wealth-building opportunities. Yet the tax code systematically disadvantages women, people of color, immigrants and low-income families.
For the past three years, the EITC Funders Network, together with partner organizations, has actively engaged our members in conversations – through webinars, in-person meetings, and discussion groups – on the role of tax policy in advancing racial and gender equity. We’ve also been fortunate to connect with leaders in the field to create a short video series that explores the way the tax code helps perpetuate inequities and could be structured as tool to work toward racial and gender equity.