Economic Security for IL

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Earned Income Tax Credit Modernization


The ITEP Microsimulation Tax Model is a tool for estimating the impact of federal, state, and local taxes by income group.  It uses a very large stratified sample of federal tax returns, as well as supplementary data on the non-filing population, to derive estimates that apply to taxpayer populations at the state level. The U.S. Treasury Department, the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation, the Congressional Budget Office, and several state departments of revenue use similar models.  For a more detailed explanation of the ITEP Tax Model, see 

EITC Policy Options Modeled by ITEP by clicking on the "model features" table below

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General outreach materials/toolkit from Center on Budget and Policy Priorities:


Toolkit for maximizing EITC in local communities for municipal leaders (produced by National League of Cities with support from Annie E. Casey and Joyce Foundations)


Toolkit for maximizing EITC in local communities from US Conference of Mayors


Resources/reports from California’s recent experience (enacted a state EITC in 2015)


The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program

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