2016-17: Coalition of Anti-poverty Advocates Makes Recommendations to Improve California’s Earned Income Tax Credit

Coalition Work

In 2015, the Legislature passed and the Governor signed a refundable state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). The new credit offers as much as 85% of the value of the federal credit for families with household annual earnings below about $7,000 to $14,000, depending on their family size, in 2015.

While anti-poverty advocates throughout the state herald the new law as an important step forward to reduce working poverty, a coalition of organizations have identified several ways to strengthen the new tax credit to maximize its effectiveness as a poverty-fighting tool, work incentive, and driver of economic activity.

Read the coalition's recommendation here.