March 18, 2015

The Economic Progress Institute: Making Work Pay for Working Families: Increasing the State’s Earned Income Tax Credit

ITEP Work in Action

Workers who receive the EITC pay federal payroll taxes, sales and property taxes, and more. In fact, Rhode Island has the 5th highest taxes on low-income households in the nation. The lowest-income taxpayers pay nearly twice as much of their income towards taxes as the wealthiest Rhode Islanders.