EITC Expansion Proposals: What’s at Stake for Young Workers.

Page Count
5
Year Published
2016
Author (Individual)
Lee, Helly.
Amaechi, Andrea.
Author (Organization)
Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP).
Resource Type
Brief
Resource Format
PDF
Recognizing the importance of the EITC in lifting low-wage workers out of poverty, there has been strong bi-partisan support for expanding the credit to childless workers (including non-custodial parents) and younger workers. A number of proposals to expand the EITC would do just that. The EITC can have a lasting impact on an individual’s ability to persist in the workforce and overcome financial challenges. However, under current law, childless workers, including non-custodial parents, are only eligible for a nominal credit. Moreover, they are denied the credit entirely if they are under 25. (Author abstract)

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