Tax Credits

Two Tax Credits that Work For PA: Click to enlargeIssue Spotlight: Two Critical Tax Credits for Working Families in Jeopardy

Congress may soon act on a long-term deficit reduction plan that could mean deep cuts to tax credits for working families — including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC). The budget passed by the U.S. House in March 2013 would let improvements to the EITC and CTC enacted in 2009 expire and requires billions in new spending cuts that Congress would likely take from the refundable portion of the tax credits.

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May 10, 2013

With Mother’s Day this Sunday, new research shows that 670,000 working moms in Pennsylvania rely on the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC). The last thing Congress should do is weaken the improvements made to both tax credits in 2009.

April 17, 2013

"Millions in Pennsylvania taxpayer dollars should not be spent to subsidize new markets for natural gas producers," PBPC Director Sharon Ward said in a statement today.

April 17, 2013

These bills ask senior citizens in York and working families in Pottstown to subsidize Chevron, Hess and Royal Dutch Shell.

April 12, 2013

As the deadline for filing state and federal tax returns approaches, we have put together the following resources to help you understand what your tax dollars support. We also highlight reports and educational materials on closing tax loopholes and improving overall tax fairness.

April 11, 2013

This spring Congress will be acting on a long-term deficit reduction plan that could mean deep cuts to tax credits for working families — including the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit.

April 4, 2013

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC) help working families make ends meet by both rewarding work and recognizing the additional expenses of raising children. View fact sheets detailing the benefits of these tax credits by Pennsylvania Congressional District.

March 19, 2013

After making deep cuts to schools, early childhood education, and health and human services, Pennsylvania lawmakers are now considering new tax breaks that will largely benefit a small number of higher-income earners.

October 15, 2012

"Today the House has taken the unprecedented step of passing a bill that creates a costly new program outside of the budget process," PBPC Director Sharon Ward said in a statement today. "House Bill 2626 would provide profitable corporations a new tax credit just for filling a vacant position, without creating any new jobs."

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