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A State Earned Income Tax Credit: Helping Montana’s Families and Economy


[1] Internal Revenue Service, “2019 EITC County Data,” Nov. 5, 2020, on file with author.

[2] Internal Revenue Service, “Earned Income Tax Credit Income Limits and Maximum Credit Amounts Tax Year 2019,” Nov.9, 2020.

[3] Williams, E., Waxman, S., and Legendre, J., “States Can Adopt or Expand Earned Income Tax Credits to Build a Stronger Future Economy.”

[4] Hartig, S., Curtis, S., Econo, E., “Taxing the Poor: State Income Tax Policies Make a Big Difference to Working Families,” National Center for Children in Poverty, Nov. 2014.

[5] Internal Revenue Service, “2017 Statistics of Income,” Nov. 5, 2020, on file with author.

[6] Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, “Montana Fact Sheet: Expand Tax Credits to Promote Work and Fight Poverty,” Sept. 2016.

[7] Greenstein, R.,  Wancheck, J., and Marr, C., “Reducing Overpayments in the Earned Income Tax Credit,” Center on Budget and Policy Priorites, Jan. 31, 2019.
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