The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a tax credit for working families that reduces poverty and rewards work for low- and moderate-income households. In 2013 our state lawmakers eliminated the state credit, which made North Carolina the first state in nearly 30 years to roll back this crucial and effective anti-poverty measure. Nearly one million working North Carolinians claimed the state EITC for the last time in 2014, benefiting 1.2 million children and pumping $100.8 million into local economies. A refundable state EITC at 20 percent of the federal credit would give working families a ladder out of poverty and help boost local economies.
Read our policy brief, “How to Build an Economy that Works for All: Bring Back the State EITC”, for more details.

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