The District government took innovative steps in recent years to put over $8 million back in the pockets of hardworking residents trying to make ends meet on very low wages. It’s helping thousands of households keep up with DC’s high cost of living.
How? The DC Council expanded the DC Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a tax benefit for low-income working families and individuals, in 2014. Now the numbers are in, showing that an extra 10,300 working families and individuals claimed the EITC in 2015. EITC expansion was an important step to make sure that DC’s growing prosperity is more widely shared.
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