North Carolina legislators in the House and Senate have introduced the Recovery Rebate for Working Families Act to ensure working families who earn low wages receive a boost at tax time to meet their immediate needs and support long-term benefits to the health and well-being of children and communities.
A recovery rebate, designed to connect with the proven federal Earned Income Tax Credit, will reach nearly 900,000 working families, primarily with children, and boost the value of the federal credit to ensure that the earned income in households is available to meet basic needs and support children’s healthy development.
COVID-19 has had a disproportionate impact on working families who earn middle and low wages. To date, employment has not recovered for workers in jobs that pay below $60,000.
Now is the time to enact a proven policy to provide much-needed earned income back to working families across the state.
Many of the families that qualify for the EITC are in frontline industries working for low pay and at greater risk for COVID-19 impacts on the job.
This year, North Carolina could provide the support working families deserve to ensure that they can make ends meet.
The support of your Representative and Senator will be critical to ensuring that the Recovery Rebate for Working Families Act receives a hearing and is passed so that working families can secure their place in the state’s recovery.
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