Sound Policy: Earned Income Tax Credit

Charleston Gazette - Stuart Frazier, a policy analyst for the non-profit West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, reports that most people qualify for the credit only for a couple years before they move on to better-paying jobs. But during that time, the credit can put an average of another $2,000 a year into the hands of the state's lowest-income workers. In West Virginia, where 26 percent of children live in poverty, this tax credit is a substantial part of a remedy. Read


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