Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Eliminate EITC Refundability Provision

A message from Action for Children
The state EITC is under attack and we need your help to protect this important policy for North Carolina's working families.

House Bill 93 would eliminate the refundable nature of the state EITC. Refundability is essential to ensuring that the state EITC targets those most in need. It also offsets the greater share of total taxes these families pay as compared to those with higher income. Click here for more information, including county-level data.

Contact members of the House Finance Committee.

Urge them to oppose House Bill 93.
• This bill will hurt low-income working families when they are struggling to get by in this tough economy.
• 12 percent of non-elderly households in North Carolina will experience a tax increase as a result.
• This will remove $52 million from local economies at a time when consumer spending is critical to job creation and economic recovery.

Join advocates for a press conference on EITC next Thursday, March 3 at 10 a.m. on the steps in front of the legislative building (on Jones St).

To take action on this bill click here.

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