A prosperous Missouri requires a strong middle class, with the ability for families that work hard to achieve a better future. A state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is one of the best ways Missouri can help all working families – even those in low-paying jobs — have the opportunity to build better lives and economic security.
A state EITC would pave the way for hundreds of thousands of Missourians striving to be in or stay in the middle class. It would:
- Improve the health, education, and economic well-being of Missouri families.
- Increase long-term educational outcomes and earnings, and
- Boost local economies around the state.
MBP Research & Analysis
Bolster the Middle Class with an Earned Income Tax Credit (February 2021)
Sales Taxes on Groceries & the Importance of a Refundable EITC (February 2018)
Earned Income Tax Credit: The Basics (January 2016)
Benefits of a Missouri EITC:
States with a State-Level EITC:
Earned Income Tax Credit Chart Book (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)
Policy Basics: The Earned Income Tax Credit (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)
EITC Plays Outsize Role in Rural Areas/Impact of EITC in Local Economy (The Daily Yonder)
MBP Press Releases
New Census Data Underscores Need for Missouri Earned Income Tax Credit (September 15, 2016)
Missouri House Vote Creates Momentum for State EITC (April 19, 2016)
Selected Articles and Opinion
by Bob Bonney, Joe Reagan, and Francis G. Slay, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, April 26, 2016
by Kurt Erickson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, May 4, 2106
Editorial Board, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, April 26, 2016