An Earned Income Tax Credit That Works for Singles

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), one of the federal government’s largest antipoverty programs, has lifted millions of people out of severe poverty. While it offers a refundable credit at tax time to eligible workers with low incomes, it provides only a very small refund for single workers with no qualifying children. Paycheck Plus is a test of an EITC expansion for low-income workers without dependent children. This report presents final impacts from the test in Atlanta. The Atlanta Paycheck Plus Demonstration is part of the Subsidized and Transitional Employment Demonstration, a large-scale research demonstration designed to build rigorous evidence on the effectiveness of the latest generation of subsidized models.

Record Type: 
Report
Publication Date: 
June, 2022
Date: 
June 2022
Source: 
Partner Resources
State: 
Georgia
Topics/Subtopics: 
  • Asset Building
    • Earned Income Tax Credit
  • Special Populations
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