This report presents results from a Budget Center county-level survey that found that many respondents who likely qualify for the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) have not heard of the credit and are also unaware of free tax assistance for people with low incomes. This report highlights the importance of outreach strategies to maximize the success of the CalEITC and recommends policy options.
Budget Center Policy Analyst Kristin Schumacher attended the California Child Development Coalition Retreat and delivered the presentation: “Child Care and Development Programs in California: Key Context and Current Issues.”
This California Budget Perspective “chartbook” examines the economic and policy context for this year’s budget, highlights what the major shifts at the federal level mean for this year’s state budget debate, and discusses key components of the Governor’s budget proposal.
This Data Hit shows that California’s full implementation of the Affordable Care Act has contributed to significant health care coverage gains in the state.
The Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) joined the State Franchise Tax Board, CalEITC4Me, and United Ways of California in hosting a stakeholder event to promote awareness of the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC). As part of this event, California Budget & Policy Center Senior Policy Analyst Alissa Anderson presented on the importance of the CalEITC and the federal EITC.