Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Action Alert: Call on Congress to Make Low Income Tax Credits Permanent: Protect The Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit

Congress is on a path toward prioritizing businesses while leaving behind low-income, working families. Looking to take action to extend a series of expiring business tax breaks, some in Congress want to make a few of those business tax breaks permanent. But they're completely ignoring the tax credits for low-income, working families, which also have expiring provisions. 

Today, join people from across the country and across faith traditions to tell Congress: Low-income, working families deserve just as much certainty as businesses. Make the expiring provisions of the earned income tax credit (EITC) and child tax credit (CTC) permanent without delay.

Will you take two minutes right now to call (800/826-3688) or email your representatives.

Critical provisions of these two tax credits are scheduled to expire unless Congress acts. These tax credits move more people out of poverty than any other program in the U.S., except for Social Security. Unless Congress acts to make these expiring provisions permanent, 16 million people will fall into or deeper into poverty.

If Congress is going to make popular business tax breaks permanent, it should also make expiring provisions of the EITC and CTC permanent. While those provisions don't expire until 2017, if Congress makes other business tax breaks permanent but ignores the EITC and CTC, then these anti-poverty tax credits are in real jeopardy.

Tell Congress: no permanent tax breaks for businesses without also giving permanent tax breaks to low-income, working families.

Additionally, it’s about time Congress fixed the glaring gap of the EITC for adults without children, a group of people actually taxed into poverty.

So call (800/826-3688) or email your members of Congress today. Negotiations are going on right now!