This interactive tool shows how much families and individuals can expect to receive from the state Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) and the federal credit based on their tax filing status, the number of children they support, and their annual earnings from work.
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For Thrive, the Alliance for Nonprofits for San Mateo County’s “Tax Time Matters,” Senior Policy Analyst Sara Kimberlin presented on how the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) boosts economic security for low-income workers and the Governor’s proposal to significantly expand the credit in the 2019-20 state budget.
For the “Reimagining the Golden State: Creating Economic Opportunity for the Next Generation” conference hosted by the Berkeley Institute for the Future of Young Americans, Senior Policy Analyst Sara Kimberlin discussed the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) and what the recent expansion of this important tax credit in the 2018-19 state budget means for low-income workers in California.
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 workers with low earnings each year, helping them better afford the cost of meeting their families’ basic needs. » Read more about: Proposed Legislation Would Extend CalEITC to Include Young Adults and Seniors as Well as Immigrant Workers Filing With ITINs »
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 from their jobs to better afford basic necessities.
Unfortunately, however, the majority of families who’ve claimed the CalEITC have not received the full benefit of the credit because they’ve paid commercial tax preparers to file their taxes. » Read more about: Expanding Access to Free Tax Preparation Services Is Essential to Making the CalEITC a Success »
Senior Policy Analyst Alissa Anderson provided invited testimony for Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 4 on State Administration as part of a panel that discussed the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC). This handout includes the charts she presented as well as our updated research summary on how the CalEITC builds on the success of the federal EITC.
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.
Yesterday marked the beginning of CalEITC Awareness Week, during which community organizations, state and local government agencies, policymakers, and other stakeholders will promote the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) in an effort to maximize the number of people benefiting from this important cash-back credit. The CalEITC is a refundable state tax credit, modeled after the federal EITC, that boosts the incomes of low-earning workers and their families, helping them to better afford basic expenses. » Read more about: Updated Interactive Tool Shows How Much Californians Benefit From the State and Federal EITC »
For the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities’ annual state policy conference, IMPACT 2017: Building Power, Advancing Equity, Senior Policy Analyst Sara Kimberlin delivered a presentation for: “EITC Workshop: May the (EITC) Force Be With You.”
For the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management’s (APPAM) fall research conference, “Measurement Matters: Better Data for Better Decisions.” Senior Policy Analyst Sara Kimberlin presented a research paper for the panel “Measuring the Impact of Policy Changes on Poverty in the United States.”