The Budget Center hosted a special briefing event on the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC), a refundable state tax credit modeled after the federal EITC that helps people who earn little from their jobs afford basic necessities. As part of our Policy Perspectives Speakers Series, this event discussed Governor Gavin Newsom’s plans in the 2019-20 state budget proposal to significantly expand the CalEITC.
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