Despite low unemployment and a healthy stock market, limited wage growth coupled with high living expenses has made economic recovery sluggish for many Georgia families following the Great Recession. The Georgia Work Credit could help.
A state earned income tax credit for Georgia’s working families is requested in Chatham County’s 2018 state legislative agenda. Each year, the county commission highlights a list of important local issues for state lawmakers representing Chatham to address during the legislative session. Step Up Savannah, a nonprofit advancing families’ economic mobility and financial stability, has highlighted […]
The YWCA of Greater Atlanta’s Georgia Women’s Policy Institute (GWPI) sent a letter this month to the Senate Study Committee on Rural Georgia highlighting the Georgia Work Credit as an important policy to support rural Georgia families and communities. Download the letter.
Some 1,047 babies in Georgia a year can be saved from risky, low birth weight if lawmakers pass a credit to offset state taxes for low-income working families, according to a new study. State tax credits for working families with modest wages are linked to higher birth weights for babies across the country, and larger credits […]
Significant momentum is building across the country for state earned income tax credits (EITCs).
By Sheronn Harris, Georgia Women’s Policy Institute Fellow Enacting a Refundable State EITC Important for Women, Georgia Families and Communities Since the summer of 2016, the Fellows of the YWCA Georgia Women’s Policy Institute have been actively advocating for tax reform in support of the YWCA’s mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for […]
This Friday, Jan. 27 is the 11th annual EITC Awareness Day. The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) represents a unique policy success with a long history of bipartisan support. To mark EITC Awareness Day, we are drawing attention to the Georgia Work Credit – a policy proposal that would supercharge the current EITC with a state match and provide […]
Building a better Georgia, with a strong economy and vibrant communities, requires a more resilient middle class and more opportunities for working families to climb the economic ladder. One of the best tools to help ensure that all Georgians share in that prosperity is a state-level Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), or Georgia Work Credit. […]
A group of passionate Georgia Work Credit ambassadors from the Georgia Women’s Policy Institute, Atlanta Community Food Bank and Georgia Budget and Policy Institute traveled to Athens, Ga. for the 30th Biennial Institute earlier this month. The team educated dozens of lawmakers, advocates and other stakeholders about the Georgia Work Credit. Want to get more […]
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 a Georgia Work Credit (also called a state Earned Income Tax Credit). Enacting a […]