Fiscal Policy

Earned Income Tax Credit

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New local data on EITC benefits by number of children

October 13, 2015, Elizabeth Kneebone

One in five tax filers in the United States claims the Earned Income Tax Credit—a refundable federal tax credit targeted to low-income working Americans that has proven to be one of the nation’s most effective anti-poverty policies. Last year, at tax time the average EITC filer claimed just over $2,400 through the credit.

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