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.
With Tax Day — the deadline for filing personal income taxes — coming up next Tuesday, it’s a good time to reflect on the purpose of our tax system. As we pointed out in Who Pays Taxes in California?, tax policy is not only a means to an end, allowing us to collectively generate the […]
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.
This Friday, January 27, is EITC Awareness Day, a day intended to promote the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) so that more workers with low and moderate incomes can benefit from this cash-back tax credit. Many groups here in California, the California Budget & Policy Center among them, will use this day to also […]
This Fact Sheet highlights the latest Census data to show that poverty touches every one of our state’s congressional districts, with inland and suburban areas being hit the hardest.