The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for low- and moderate-income workers encourages and rewards work, offsets federal payroll and income taxes, and raises living standards. The Child Tax Credit (CTC) also helps low-income working families by offsetting part of the cost of child rearing. Next to Social Security, the EITC combined with the refundable portion of the CTC constitutes the nation's most powerful anti-poverty program.

These fact sheets provide state-by-state data on how the EITC and CTC reduce poverty, who benefits, how state EITCs can supplement the federal credit, and who benefits from two proposals to strengthen the credits.

Tax Credit Fact Sheets
National Illinois Nebraska South Dakota
Alabama Indiana Nevada Tennessee
Alaska Iowa New Hampshire Texas
Arizona Kansas New Jersey Utah
Arkansas Kentucky New Mexico Vermont
California Louisiana New York Virginia
Colorado Maine North Carolina Washington
Connecticut Maryland North Dakota West Virginia
Delaware Massachusetts Ohio Wisconsin
District of Columbia Michigan Oklahoma Wyoming
Florida Minnesota Oregon
Georgia Mississippi Pennsylvania
Hawaii Missouri Rhode Island
Idaho Montana South Carolina