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Op-ed, infographic document importance of Earned Income Tax Credit

Posted By Rob Schofield On March 15, 2013 @ 8:40 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

As part of the generalized War on the Poor that they’ve been waging in recent weeks, state lawmakers have taken aim on the state Earned¬†Income Tax Credit — an efficient program that¬†provides workers earning low wages with a credit to offset their total state and local tax contributions.

Two new items documenting the folly of this action are worth a look this morning:

#1 is this op-ed in today’s edition of Raleigh’s News & Observer [1] by Budget and Tax Center Director, Alexandra Sirota. As she notes:

“The EITC is an effective tool for keeping children and their families out of poverty, and it helps families keep working and on the path to the middle class.”

#2 is this new interactive infographic [2] on the main Policy Watch site. It allows you to use your computer mouse to hover over any county in the state and get a glimpse of the credit’s impact.

Let’s hope state policymakers start paying attention to these compelling arguments.

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[1] this op-ed in today’s edition of Raleigh’s News & Observer: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/03/14/2750140/a-tax-credit-worth-keeping.html

[2] this new interactive infographic: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2013/03/14/eitc-in-north-carolina-a-tool-to-help-working-families-and-communities-statewide-2/

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