Enacted in 1975, the Earned Income Tax Credit has been expanded by tax legislation over the past four decades. Today, the EITC is one of the largest and most effective anti-poverty tools in the United States. The following resources address the positive impact of the EITC and explore the benefits of boosting the federal credit.


Policy Basics: The Earned Income Tax Credit (from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)

Making our tax code work for working families (Blog post on the federal Working Families Tax Relief Act)

Fact Sheet: Working Families Tax Relief Act

What is the Earned Income Tax Credit? (Information from the Tax Policy Center)

The Earned Income Tax Credit (Overview from the Internal Revenue Service)

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