May 18, 2018

Louisiana Budget Project: Black households would bear disproportionate burden of sales tax renewal

ITEP Work in Action

Lawmakers can address this imbalance by expanding Louisiana’s EITC. An increase of the state EITC from 3.5 percent to 7 percent of the federal EITC would offset a half-cent cent sales tax renewal for families in the bottom 40 percent of income earners. An EITC increase from 3.5 percent to 10 percent would offset a three-quarter cent renewal for the same income groups, the majority of which are families of color.

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