Increasing a Tax Credit for Working Families

Intro

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a common-sense tax break that reduces the income tax owed by lower-wage working families, allowing them to contribute more to vibrant local economies.

Many hard-working Ocean State families are struggling to pay for housing, heat, food, and health care. Federal and state EITCs helps working families close that gap, providing a refundable tax credit based on their income and family size. Rhode Island policymakers can help build an economy that works for everyone by strengthening the state’s earned income tax credit.

To learn more about the Earned Income Tax Credit, check out our EITC Guide Page.


Legislation

Legislation introduced by Representative Slater and Senator Conley ensures that working Rhode Islanders will be able to keep more of their hard earned dollars and help our local small businesses. By increaseing the Rhode Island EITC credit from 15% of the federal EITC to at least 20% we can help low-income and middle-income working Rhode Islanders. 

House Bill 7623 (Slater)

Senate Bill 2364 (Conley)



The Rhode Island EITC Coalition consists of the following member organizations who work hard everyday for Rhode Island’s working families:

2020 EITC Coalition Partners
Carpenters Union Local 330
Comprehensive Community Action Program
The Economic Progress Institute
Federal Hill House
Genesis Center
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England
National Council of Jewish Women Advocacy Network
Rhode Island Community Food Bank
Rhode Island Interfaith Coalition to Reduce Poverty
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT
United Way of Rhode Island

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