California’s state Earned Income Tax Credit — the CalEITC — represents one of the most significant recent state policy advances to improve economic security for low-income working families and single adults and address California’s high rate of poverty. Since the CalEITC was introduced in 2015, it has provided important support for hundreds of thousands of […]
California’s decision to create a state Earned Income Tax Credit — the CalEITC — was one of the most important advances our state has made in recent years to improve economic security among working families in poverty. Each year since it was established, the CalEITC has helped hundreds of thousands of families who earn little […]
With today being Tax Day — the deadline for filing personal income taxes — it’s a natural opportunity to reflect on what the federal tax bill enacted late last year, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), means for California. It’s also a chance to highlight the divergent paths pursued by California and by our […]
This updated research summary discusses how the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) builds on and enhances the proven success of the federal EITC. This report points to years of research showing how the federal EITC reduces poverty, encourages work, and produces various positive long-term outcomes for workers and their families.
For Housing California’s annual conference, Director of Research Scott Graves participated in a workshop on a proposed ballot initiative to reform California’s property tax system (Schools & Communities First).