What is a Georgia Work Credit?

Georgia is missing out on a time-tested tool that helps hardworking families, boosts small businesses and strengthens local economies. Twenty-six states and the District of Columbia give a critical boost to families that work but struggle to make ends meet through state work credits based on the federal Earned Income Tax Credit. These work credits provide a bottom-up tax cut to people earning low wages such as sales clerks, nurses, teaching assistants and construction workers. The added funds help families with kids afford basic necessities like child care and nutritious food, as well as larger investments that smooth the path to the middle class like a reliable car to get to work or a down-payment on a first home. More than a million Georgia families in communities throughout the state stand to gain from a Georgia Work Credit.
Lift Up Families

Lift Up Families

A Georgia Work Credit would provide a modest yet critical boost to parents striving to build a better future for their children. Research shows that kids in families getting the federal Earned Income Tax Credit are likelier to excel in school, graduate high school, attend college and earn more as adults.

Expand Middle Class

Expand Middle Class

The credit's largest value goes to families on the cusp of reaching the middle class. Georgians who earn the credit work at coffee shops, construction sites, daycare centers and nursing homes. Most of these jobs don’t pay much even when workers put in long hours.

Strengthen Communities

Strengthen Communities

A Georgia Work Credit would pump millions of dollars into our state's local communities by putting money directly in the hands of customers. When working families have disposable income to spend in local shops and restaurants, small businesses and local economies thrive.

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Supporter Highlight

Kim Anderson, CEO of Families First, explains how a Georgia Work Credit would strengthen working families in Georgia and support their struggle to reach the middle class