October 22, 2013

Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families: Arkansas tax system should do more for working families

ITEP Work in Action

According to a new report from Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families (AACF), tax changes passed during the 2013 session con­sisted largely of personal income tax cuts benefiting upper-income taxpayers and sales and use tax cuts targeted to specific industry groups. “A Better Foundation: Building a tax system that works for Arkansas families” makes the case that 2013 tax legislation did little to improve overall tax fairness for low- and middle-income families; resulted in flat or underfunding for certain critical services for children and families in the short term; and further undermined an already strained base for funding future services that are critical to the state’s needs.