The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC) are widely recognized as critical income supports for millions of low-income families.
While both have enjoyed bipartisan support and are proven to be powerful tools for lifting families and children out of poverty, there are movements afoot to alter the federal EITC and CTC and to improve or scale back state EITCs, which could impact the lives of millions of Americans.
Erica Williams, Assistant Director of State Fiscal Research with the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities shared information about national and state policy efforts being considered to strengthen and sustain the EITC and CTC. During the webinar addressed the following questions:
- What changes are being considered at the national level for the EITC and the CTC?
- How would an expanded EITC for single childless workers impact poverty in the US? How do EITC expansion efforts affect efforts aimed at increasing the minimum wage?
- What are some of the public information efforts being developed to help protect the EITC and CTC?
- What EITC developments are percolating at the state level? Are states moving in the right direction?