Report: Extending, enhancing earned income tax would impact 618,000 Ohioans

Ronald Reagan called Earned Income Tax Credit “the most effective anti-poverty program in the U.S.”

Norwalk Reflector

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) has released a new report showing that strengthening and enhancing the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), which Ronald Reagan called “the most effective anti-poverty program in the U.S.,” would impact 618,000 Ohioans; sixth most in the country.

Brown is the author of the Working Families Tax Relief Act, legislation that would answer the call of the Administration and leading Republicans by making permanent enhancements to the EITC and expanding its eligibility to workers without children. By doing so, Brown’s bill would make 308,000 Ohioans eligible for the EITC and increase benefits for another 310,000. In fact, seven Ohio metropolitan areas rank in the national top 100 for the  number of workers who would be impacted: #24 Cincinnati, #26 Cleveland, #32 Columbus, #57 Dayton, #58 Toledo, #60 Akron, and #85 Youngstown.

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