ACCESS Digest: EITC and Child Tax Credit, Inclusive Growth Tool, and More from Equity Summit 2015

New Report: Saving Key Provisions of Pro-Work Tax Credits Would Help Wide Range of Low-Wage Workers

Take a look at the new report from Center on Budget and Policy Priorities which shows how low-wage workers in key sectors will be impacted if Congress does not make permanent key provisions of the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit that are now set to expire in 2017. According to the report "19 million workers will lose part or all of their Earned Income Tax Credit or Child Tax Credit if the President and Congress fail to continue key provisions after 2017." Occupations affected include: construction, sales, office and administrative support, manufacturing, health care, and the food preparation and serving field. Learn more about this report.

New Inclusive Growth and Development Report and Tool

The newly released World Economic Forum Global Risks Report, looks at 112 economies around the world and examines how "countries can use a diverse spectrum of policy incentives and institutional mechanisms to make economic growth more socially inclusive without dampening incentives to work, save, and invest." The framework looks at asset building along with education, employment, financial intermediation, corruption/rents, basic services, and fiscal transfers. Learn more about this framework and check out the economy scorecards and benchmarking tool to view how various countries score on the 140+ indicators.

WEBINAR – Financial Capability at Tax Time: Savings and Other Strategies

September 24, 2015
11:00 – 12:30 p.m. PT / 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. ET

Join the Center for Social Development at Washington University in St. Louis, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and Doorways to Dreams Fund for an upcoming webinar on savings around tax time and how to access tools to support local efforts to integrate financial capability into tax preparation. Register for this upcoming webinar.

In Case You Missed It…

New Sessions Added: Register for Equity Summit 2015

October 27-29, 2015
Los Angeles, CA

This October, don't miss the opportunity to join 3,000 advocates, activists, policymakers, funders, and private sector partners for one of the largest conferences on racial and economic equity of the year! Tour the city of Los Angeles with local activists, build new skills through equity workshops, and join interactive discussions with leaders in the field.

Some of the new sessions added include:

  • Toxic Inequality: Challenges and Solutions for the Racial Wealth Gap
  • Fines, Fees, & Incarceration: The Financial Toll of the Justice System within Low-Income Communities
  • A Legacy of Debt: Exploring the Movement for More Manageable Student Loans
  • Using the U.S. Tax Code to Build Equity

To view all planned sessions and accompanying descriptions, visit www.equity2015.org.

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