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The Earned Income Tax Credit matters to NC families

Posted By Jeff Shaw On July 8, 2014 @ 10:18 am In Falling Behind in NC | Comments Disabled

If you work hard and play by the rules, you deserve a chance to get ahead. This is why the Earned Income Tax Credit was invented: to help families with low-paying jobs make ends meet.

Unfortunately,┬áNorth Carolina is the first state in 30 years to eliminate its Earned Income Tax Credit. This move abandoned a bunch of our neighbors, people with stories like Kara’s:

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There is no more stark illustration of why tax policy matters. With NC job growth coming primarily in low-wage industries, we’re going to need the Earned Income Tax Credit — and other measures that work for working people — more than ever.

 


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[1] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lb8MLSqBhvI

[2] North Carolina can make tax system more fair by reinstating its state Earned Income Tax Credit : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/05/15/north-carolina-can-make-tax-system-more-fair-by-reinstating-its-state-earned-income-tax-credit/

[3] House Finance votes down amendment to bring back NC Earned Income Tax Credit : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/06/11/house-finance-votes-down-amendment-to-bring-back-nc-earned-income-tax-credit/

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