EITC

April 15, 2019

Celebrate the EITC on Tax Day

Taxes pay for the roads we drive on and the police who protect us. They support the teachers in our public schools and our soldiers overseas. They make sure doctors and hospitals have the resources to care for the most vulnerable, and (for now) that the food we eat has been inspected.Read more...

May 29, 2018

The impact of Louisiana’s Earned Income Tax Credit by State House District

Thousands of low and moderate-income households in each Louisiana state house district benefit from the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Currently, Louisiana has one of the lowest state EITCs in the country at 3.5 percent of the federal EITC. A modest increase in the state EITC would help to offset a partial sales tax renewal and increase the earnings of working families across the state.Read more...

May 28, 2018

The Impact of Louisiana’s Earned Income Tax Credit by State Senate District

Thousands of low and moderate-income households in each Louisiana state senate district benefit from the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Currently, Louisiana has one of the lowest state EITCs in the country at 3.5 percent of the federal EITC. A modest increase in the state EITC would help to offset a partial sales tax renewal and improve earnings of working families across the state.Read more...

May 24, 2018

Louisiana leaders support a stronger EITC as part of revenue package

A diverse group of community and nonprofit leaders representing hundreds of thousands of ordinary Louisiana citizens is asking the Louisiana Legislature to strengthen the Earned Income Tax Credit as part of its revenue deliberations.

An open letter to the Legislature notes that renewing part of the “clean penny” of sales tax, which is necessary to avoid deep budget cuts, will hit low-income households the hardest.… Read more...