Democratic proposals to expand the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) would help roughly 15 million taxpayers, according to a new study from the Brookings Institution.
Both the White House and leading Democrats on Capitol Hill have said that workers without children should have greater access to the EITC, a key tax break for the working poor.
Proposals from the White House and Democratic lawmakers like Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (Ill.), Sen. Sherrod Brown (Ohio) and Rep. Richard Neal (Mass.) would allow certain workers without children to start claiming the credit when they’re 21, instead of the current 25.
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