Resources Help Texans Maximize Their Tax Refund

For many Texans, their tax refund represents the largest single payment they receive all year and serves as an important part of their income. Last tax season, 2.6 million Texans claimed the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a tax credit for working people with low to moderate income, earning back approximately $2,600 per filer. The […]

Build a Better Economy for Texas Working Families

In Texas, we have a rather unique blend of relatively low unemployment with high poverty. In other words, we have plenty of folks who are working — and working hard — but not making ends meet. Fortunately, we have useful, yet often overlooked, tools that enable Texas to fight poverty and expand opportunity: refundable tax […]

OPED–Embrace Tax Policies That Encourage Savings

Tax season is here. For many Texas families, the substantial tax refund they will get back is vital to their overall budget. The Earned Income Tax Credit the most successful income supplement for working families, lifting millions of Americans, including about 765,000 Texans, out of poverty. Low-income children in families that receive the tax credit […]

EITC Boosts Economy and Working Families

Today is EITC Awareness Day.   The economic impact on the Texas economy and working families is huge. Coinciding with the onset of tax season, EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit) Day is meant to raise awareness about the financial significance of this refundable tax credit that lifts millions of Americans, including about 765,000 Texans, out of poverty […]