MEDIA RELEASE: Earned Income Tax Credit benefits families, economies throughout NC, latest data show

 

 

Earned Income Tax Credit benefits families, economies throughout NC, latest data show
County-by-county figures on statewide benefits of North Carolina EITC are available to reporters now

 
RALEIGH (March 8, 2011) – North Carolina’s state Earned Income Tax Credit helps struggling families and boosts local economies from  Murphy to Manteo, the latest data show.
 
A breakdown released today by the NC Budget & Tax Center shows the 10s of millions of dollars in economic benefit delivered to North Carolina’s working families in every corner of the state.

The state’s largest counties, such as Mecklenburg, Wake and Guilford see the most total impact, while more rural counties such as Robeson, Edgecombe and Swain see the most impact expressed as a percentage of the population.
 
“Counties in every corner of North Carolina see powerful benefits from the Earned Income Tax Credit,” said Alexandra Forter Sirota, director of the NC Budget & Tax Center. “Any efforts to undermine the credit would also undermine the economic health of every region in North
Carolina.”
 
 
The spreadsheet tracks the following information for every county in North Carolina: total tax returns qualifying for EITC, total value of the EITC, total number of households receiving a refund, total dollars returning to the county via the EITC, percentage of households qualifying for the EITC, and percentage of households receiving a tax refund via the EITC.
 
A list of the top 10 counties in several categories of EITC benefits immediately follows this release.
 
For more information, contact: Alexandra Forter Sirota, alexandra@ncjustice.org, (919) 861-1468; or (919) 801-0465; Jeff Shaw, Director of Communications, NC Justice Center, jeff@ncjustice.org, (919) 863-2402 (office) (503) 551.3615 (mobile).
 
 
 
 

Top 10, Total Value of EITC to the County

 
Mecklenburg
Wake
Guilford
Cumberland
Forsyth
Robeson
Durham
Gaston
Buncombe
Pitt
 
 
 
 

Top 10, Number of Households Receiving Refund via EITC

 
Mecklenburg
Wake
Guilford
Cumberland
Forsyth
Durham
Robeson
Buncombe
Gaston
Pitt
 
 
 
 

Top 10, Total Dollars Returned to County Via EITC

 
Mecklenburg
Wake
Guilford
Cumberland
Forsyth
Robeson
Durham
Gaston
Buncombe
Pitt
 
 
 
 

Top 10, Percentage of Families Receiving Refund Via State EITC

 
Swain
Gates
Currituck
Clay
Cherokee
Tyrrell
Scotland
Washington
Perquimans
Robeson (tie)
Northampton (tie)
Pamlico (tie)
Camden (tie)
 
 
 
 

Top 10, Percentage of Households Qualifying for EITC

 
Robeson
Edgecombe
Bertie
Scotland
Anson
Halifax
Vance
Warren
Tyrrell
Washington (tie)
Richmond (tie)