RESULTS advocates for tax policies that are grounded in equity and help people move out of poverty. This includes tools like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC), refundable tax credits for low-income working individuals and families. 

Inequality & Tax Policy Resources

RESULTS in the News

Asia Bijan Thompson featured in HuffPost video

Asia Bijan Thompson, a RESULTS advocate and Expert on Poverty, was interviewed by HuffPost for a video segment called “How Poverty Becomes A Cycle.”

Press Releases

White House proposal would undermine the fight against poverty in the United States

Today’s shortsighted budget is yet another reminder of why we need policymakers to focus on constructive, bipartisan solutions – not undermining the effective policies we already know work.

Press Releases

The Hidden Cost of the New Tax Plan

Congress should be looking at how to strengthen – not undermine – our federal anti-poverty programs. Tax policy can be used a force for good, but this new framework will make things worse, not better for millions of families.

Press Releases

Rejecting policy proposals that threaten programs for low-income Americans

Yesterday the House of Representatives passed a budget resolution that threatens to slash critical anti-poverty programs while fast-tracking massive tax cuts for the wealthy and big corporations.

Press Releases

White House budget would strip health care, education, and economic opportunity from millions

With its first federal budget proposal, the White House has taken aim at families struggling to put food on the table, kids around the world seeking an education, and millions more people facing poverty. Proposing massive funding cuts to effective anti-poverty programs, the budget jeopardizes the futures of people across the country and around the world. Now Congress takes up the process.

Press Releases

Here is What Speaker Ryan’s Plan to Fight Poverty Should Look Like

In February, House Speaker Paul Ryan formed a Task Force on Poverty, Opportunity, and Upward Mobility to help combat poverty in the United States. As members of Congress on both sides of the aisle are taking interest in addressing poverty, what they decide could make a huge difference in the lives of low-income Americans – for better or for worse.

Press Releases

Congress Makes Permanent Crucial Provisions of Pro-Work Tax Credits

Today Congress made permanent critical provisions of pro-work tax credits that lift millions of Americans out of poverty every year.

RESULTS in the News

The Hill: Congress must act now to save pro-work tax provisions

RESULTS Expert on Poverty Maxine Thomas published an op-ed in The Hill about how tax credits like The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) help her family each year.

A tax credit to help more families keep a roof over their heads

Paychecks aren’t keeping up with rents. That forces millions of people in the U.S. to choose between a place to live and their other basic needs. And for some, it means not having a place to live at all. A renters’ tax credit could help change this.

Webinar (U.S. and Global Poverty)

December 2019: Understanding Equity and the Tax Code

Guest Speaker: Funke Aderonmu, Georgetown Center on Policy and Inequality

Join the webinar via Zoom on Nov. 5 at 8 pm ET or dial either (929) 436-2866 or (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 873 308 801.

December 2019 Webinar Recording with Audio Transcript

December 2019 Webinar Slides (PDF)

December 2019 Webinar Slides (PPT)

Monthly Action Sheets (U.S. Poverty)

December 2019 U.S. Poverty Action - Final Push For EITC And CTC Expansions

Congress will finalize a tax bill, if at all, before December 15. Make a final push for them to help workers and families by expanding the EITC and CTC.

Monthly Action Sheets (U.S. Poverty)

October 2019 U.S. Poverty Action - Use Your Advocacy Tools to Help Workers and Families

Congress wants to do a tax bill this fall. Use different advocacy tools to send the message that in any tax bill, workers and families must come first.

Monthly Action Sheets (U.S. Poverty)

September 2019 U.S. Poverty Action - Generate Media on the EITC and CTC

Use media to generate support for expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit for low-income workers and families

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