Since joining ITEP in 2015, Aidan Davis has worked closely with policymakers, legislative staff, and state organizations across the country to advance policy solutions that aim to achieve equitable and sustainable state and local tax systems. In this capacity, Aidan regularly provides quick-turnaround analysis and strategic guidance. Much of her research focuses on tax credits for lower-income families and state tax measures to improve revenue adequacy. Aidan has served as the lead- or co-author on numerous ITEP reports, including Who Pays?, The Case for Extending State-Level Child Tax Credits to Those Left Out, State Tax Codes as Poverty Fighting Tools and 3 Percent and Dropping.
Before joining the team, Aidan focused on state and local budget policy at The Pew Charitable Trusts. In that role she led research, authored reports, and provided technical assistance to help states improve their long-term fiscal health. Prior, Aidan focused on the property tax and a range of issues affecting low-income families while working with the District of Columbia’s Office of Revenue Analysis and the George Washington Institute of Public Policy. Aidan has also consulted, providing fiscal and policy analysis, for Vermont’s Joint Fiscal Office and Barrett and Greene, Inc.
Aidan holds a bachelor’s degree from Kent State University and a Master of Public Policy from George Washington University.aidan at itep.org
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The federal Earned Income Tax Credit (or EITC) lifts millions out of poverty each year, but it is not created equal for everyone. Childless workers under 25 and over 64 receive no benefit from the existing federal credit. In the absence of immediate federal action, states have led–and continue to lead–the way.
Expanding State EITCs: Age Enhancements and a Credit Increase for Workers without Children in the Home
For 45 years, the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) has benefited low- and moderate-income workers. Yet, throughout its history, the EITC has provided little or no benefit to workers without children in the home—a group that includes noncustodial parents whose children live the majority of the year with another parent.