Agency Promotes Earned Income Tax Credit

Parkersburg News and Sentinel - A public policy research group is advocating a state Earned Income Tax Credit in West Virginia. Read

A bottom-up tax cut like the Earned Income Tax Credit could help residents who work for low pay make ends meet, said Sean O'Leary, a senior fiscal policy analyst with the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy.

"By creating an Earned Income Tax Credit, West Virginia would give a well-deserved break to those who work but struggle to get by on low wages, while also boosting local economies across the state," said O'Leary, who wrote the report, "A Tax Cut for Working Families: A West Virginia Earned Income Tax Credit."

The West Virginia Legislature convenes Jan. 13 for the 2016 session. Twenty-six states have an Earned Income Tax Credit.


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