May 29, 2019

When Did Your State Enact its EITC?


In 1986, Rhode Island became the first state to enact a tax credit patterned after the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Since then, EITCs have become increasingly widespread at the state level with 28 states and the District of Columbia now offering them. These credits are designed to improve family economic security by bolstering the earnings of low-wage workers and offsetting some of the taxes they pay.

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Read More: Rewarding Work Through State Earned Income Tax Credits in 2018