Taxes provide the revenue that finances government programs at all levels, with income and payroll taxes the largest federal revenue sources. Under the graduated tax system in the United States, those with larger incomes generally are taxed at higher rates than those with lower, but special tax breaks and loopholes can create complexity and inequity.
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Connecting EITC filers to the Affordable Care Act premium tax credit
March 18, 2015, Elizabeth Kneebone, Jane R. Williams and Natalie Holmes
Millions of taxpayers stand to benefit from both the EITC and the ACA premium tax credit this tax season. This new report builds on our MetroTax model to estimate the number and characteristics of taxpayers eligible for the EITC and/or the ACA premium tax credit.
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William G. Gale
Co-Director, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center
Director, Retirement Security Project
Co-Director, Center on Children and Families, Budgeting for National Priorities
Senior Fellow, Economic Studies
Isabel V. Sawhill
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