Earned Income Tax Credit: The Local Angle

Alan Berube
Alan Berube Interim Vice President and Director - Brookings Metro

December 12, 2003

This powerpoint by Alan Berube, presented at the National League of Cities Annual Congress of Cities in Nashville, TN, describes the impact of the federal Earned Income Tax Credit in urban areas, examines barriers to realizing the true potential of the credit, and offers guidance to city leaders on how they can connect more of their eligible families to the EITC at reasonable cost.