New from the CBPP: Aggressive State Outreach Can Help Reach the 12 Million Non-Filers Eligible for Stimulus Payments

New from the CBPP: Aggressive State Outreach Can Help Reach the 12 Million Non-Filers Eligible for Stimulus Payments

A new study from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities shows that up to 383,000 Georgians that qualify for a recovery rebate have not yet received one. If Georgians do not claim these rebates, up to $365 million could be left on the table. Across the country, families with very low-income children, people experiencing […]

Recovery Refunds & Reconvening Session

Recovery Refunds & Reconvening Session

Get Your Refund Resources The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a new video on how to receive your economic recovery check if you did not file for income tax. You can view the video here. Those who filed 2018 or 2019 taxes with a Social Security number or receive Social Security benefits are eligible for an […]

Understanding the Federal Recovery Rebate

Understanding the Federal Recovery Rebate

Georgia Tax Filers Can Claim New “Recovery Rebate” in Addition to EITC, Other Credits to Make Ends Meet During This Difficult Time The third federal stimulus package that passed on March 25 included a direct payment to many families and individuals called the Recovery Rebates. These one-time payments will be based on the prior year’s […]

Georgia’s Tax Deadline is Extended

Georgia’s Tax Deadline is Extended

Georgia’s Tax Filing Deadline Pushed Back This Year To help working families during the coronavirus pandemic, both the state and the federal deadline to file and pay income tax  to July 15. This will help many Georgians, including contract, freelance, and low-wage workers who are currently receiving less income due to the public health emergency. […]

Updates on the Georgia Work Credit

Updates on the Georgia Work Credit

Last week marked Crossover Day, the day by which a bill must make it out of the chamber that introduced it in order to still be considered this session. Aside from the usual flurry of last-minute votes, Crossover Day this year was marked by the indefinite suspension of session due to the nation’s ongoing public […]

The Georgia Work Credit Needs Your Support

The Georgia Work Credit Needs Your Support

Call to Action Help us reach our goal to send 150 letters to legislators! Thank you to all who have shared and sent letters to our legislators; we are currently at 63 letters. With Crossover Day approaching, we need to continue to build this momentum and let our legislators know we support HB 588. If […]

New HB 588 Fact Sheet, New Partners, More Exposure

New HB 588 Fact Sheet, New Partners, More Exposure

HB 588 Fact Sheet Gets an Upgrade We have updated our House Bill 588 fact sheet. It has a new design, new graph information and GBPI’s new emblem for the People-Powered Prosperity Campaign (PPP). We encourage you to use this new sheet in your advocacy. Download here. Rockefeller Foundation Partnership The Rockefeller Foundation advances new frontiers of […]

Georgia Work Credit Gaining Steam, Coalition Members Make Splash on EITC Awareness Day

Georgia Work Credit Gaining Steam, Coalition Members Make Splash on EITC Awareness Day

HB 588 Needs Your Support Lawmakers are increasingly looking for ways to address stagnant wages and support Georgia’s working families, putting HB 588 in a great position. HB 588 would be an enormous step forward for the Georgia Work Credit, establishing a 10 percent non-refundable credit to benefit nearly 700,000 Georgia families. As the legislature […]

Eight Key Facts About the Earned Income Tax Credit and Georgia Work Credit

Eight Key Facts About the Earned Income Tax Credit and Georgia Work Credit

A comprehensive report illuminating how a Georgia Work Credit would provide a significant, bottom-up tax cut to build Georgia’s middle class has been refreshed and enhanced with the latest available data. Here are a few important takeaways from the updated analysis from the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute. The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a time-tested federal policy to cut […]

Tax Credits to Improve Health: Briefing Recap

Tax Credits to Improve Health: Briefing Recap

This blog was originally posted by Laura Harker at the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute. Public health and taxes. While it may seem like an unlikely pairing, GBPI brought the two topics together at an event last week held at the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health. GBPI has led the Georgia Work Credit […]

An Unexpected Policy to Help Mothers and Children Thrive

An Unexpected Policy to Help Mothers and Children Thrive

This blog by Georgia Budget and Policy Institute policy analyst Laura Harker was originally published in collaboration with Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia. Georgia ranks poorly when it comes to the well-being of mothers and children. Georgia ranks the fifth-highest in infant mortality rate and sixth-lowest in meeting the need for publicly-funded women’s […]

New Poll Shows Strong Support for Georgia Work Credit and People-First Strategies

New Poll Shows Strong Support for Georgia Work Credit and People-First Strategies

An overwhelming majority of Georgians want the state to invest in people-first strategies—including the Georgia Work Credit, expanded access to education and additional mental health services—according to a Mason-Dixon statewide poll commissioned by the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute (GBPI). The poll reveals widespread support for GBPI’s People-Powered Prosperity vision to build a stronger and more inclusive […]

Georgia Food Bank Day at the Capitol 2018

Georgia Food Bank Day at the Capitol 2018

The Atlanta Community Food Bank, Georgia Food Bank Association and other partners highlighted the Georgia Work Credit at the Gold Dome for the Georgia Food Bank Day at the Capitol on March 15. Advocates spent the day educating state lawmakers on hunger and how Georgia food banks are helping address food insecurity across the state. […]

Highlights from Georgia Work Credit Lobby Day

Highlights from Georgia Work Credit Lobby Day

More than 40 advocates descended on the Gold Dome on March 1 to discuss and promote the Georgia Work Credit, a bottom-up tax cut for more than a million working families across the state. Advocates gathered to review evidence on the benefits of the Georgia Work Credit and lift up stories about the impact of […]