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Louisiana’s EITC

What is the EITC?

Posted on February 1, 2016

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a refundable tax credit that helps workers provide basic needs for their children. The size of one’s credit depends on two factors: income and number of children. The EITC incentivizes work by phasing in the benefit amount as workers earn more.… Read more...

A stronger EITC helps families

Posted on June 1, 2015

The Louisiana Legislature has a chance this week to help more than 500,000 working families across the state by strengthening the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). House Bill 70 by Speaker Pro Tem Walt Leger III would double the state credit to 7 percent of the federal EITC, from the current level of 3.5 percent. … Read more...

Efforts to modestly raise the minimum wage in Louisiana failed this legislative session — even though the wage isn’t high enough to keep a full-time worker with a child out of poverty. But some opponents of giving the lowest-paid workers a raise have suggested another pro-work, anti-poverty policy as an alternative: increasing the value of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).… Read more...

An estimated 33,000 veteran or active-duty military families with children in Louisiana receive the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC), according to a new study by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

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