Commissioner Jones issues statement of support for CalEITC program
News: 2017 Press Release
"The Earned Income Tax Credit recognizes the importance of work and helps lift working poor Californians out of poverty. I urge Californians to learn about the program and to apply for the state and federal EITC if eligible.
I am very familiar with the program, and know firsthand what a difference it can make in the lives of Californians. As a state assemblymember, I authored legislation to create a state earned income tax credit. The earned income tax credit has enjoyed bipartisan support and was called the most successful anti-poverty program ever by former President Ronald Reagan.
In CalEITC's first year, nearly $200 million was given to the nearly 400,000 California families who received the tax credit. My team will do all we can to continue to support this important program and ensure it is successful in 2017."
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