Brief Who Knows about the Earned Income Tax Credit?
Katherin Ross Phillips
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The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is the largest cash transfer program for low-income parents in the United States. The refundable tax credit supplements wages and offsets taxes paid by low-income workers. Research suggests that the EITC has not only been effective in moving families over the poverty line, but it has also encouraged work among single mothers.
Research Areas Taxes and budgets
Tags Individual taxes Federal budget and economy