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Share Your Story: EITC

Tuesday, July 16, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Algeria Wilson
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The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is widely recognized as one of the most effective anti-poverty, pro-working family investments we make as a community. Simply put, it is a tax credit that allows workers with low to moderate incomes to keep more of their hard-earned wages.

In 2010, the state legislature cut Michigan’s state EITC by 70 percent. Working families saw their tax bills increase by up to $300 — funds they sorely need to pay for essentials like food, clothing and transportation. These few hundred dollars extra go a long way for struggling families striving for financial stability.

NASW Michigan joined a broad coalition of organizations to help express their support for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s proposal to increase the Michigan Earned Income Tax Credit ( EITC).  Gov. Whitmer’s proposal included increasing the Michigan EITC from 6% to 12%.

We know that more than one- quarter of Michiganders age 18-24 live in poverty and are struggling to make ends meet. As social workers we know that you see firsthand the experiences of vulnerable families. Click here to share your first hand experiences of those you serve who could benefit from an EITC increase.

Take action with us today. Tell your legislators to support the governor’s proposal to increase the state EITC from 6 percent to 12 percent.


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