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1. A HAND UP: How State Earned Income Tax Credits Help Working Families Escape Poverty in 2004 (external link)
Abstract: How State Earned Income Tax Credits Help Working Families Escape Poverty
Resource Type: Article

2. Administration Tax-Cut Rhetoric and Small Businesses (external link)
Abstract: For the overwhelming majority of households with small-business income about 99 percent of them the reduction in the top income tax rate and the repeal of the estate tax offer no benefits at all.
Resource Type: Article

3. Bush Tax Cuts Effects on NY (external link)
Abstract: This issue brief summarizes the findings of several previously released CTJ analyses of the Bush tax cuts, focusing on their impact on New Yorkers at different income levels and on how New York residents are affected by the ballooning federal debt.
Resource Type: Article

4. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (external link)
Abstract: The Center conducts research and analysis to inform public debates over proposed budget and tax policies and to help ensure that the needs of low-income families and individuals are considered in these debates. They also develop policy options to alleviate poverty, particularly among working families.
Resource Type: Website

5. Citizens for Tax Justice (external link)
Abstract: CTJ is a public interest research and advocacy organization focusing on the impact of tax policies on our nation. Against the armies of special interest lobbyists for corporations and the wealthy, CTJ fights for fair taxes for middle and low-income families, closing corporate tax loopholes, adequately funding important government services, etc.
Resource Type: Website

6. Corporate Income Taxes in the Bush Years (external link)
Abstract: This study details which companies have benefitted the most from the decline in corporate taxes over the past three years, and which have been less fortunate. It also measures the effects of loopholes in our corporate tax laws that predated the George W. Bush administration.
Resource Type: Article

7. Do Fat Cats Pay Lower Tax Rates than Workers? (external link)
Abstract: This paper looks at how the federal tax code has become so skewed in favor of investors over workers that personal taxes on earnings are now two-and-a-half times greater than personal taxes on investment income.
Resource Type: Article

8. EITC Brochure and Information (internal link)
Resource Type: Pamphlet

9. Fiscal Policy Institute (external link)
Abstract: The Fiscal Policy Institute (FPI) is a nonpartisan research and education organization that focuses on the broad range of tax, budget, economic and related public policy issues that affect the quality of life and the economic well-being of New York State residents. The site contains research, policy papers, data on NY state, and more.
Resource Type: Website

10. Free Tax Preparation Locations (internal link)
Resource Type: Pamphlet

11. Here Illigally, Working Hard Paying Taxes (internal link)
Abstract: The article reports on undocumented immigrants who are paying taxes, and works to counter the argument that these immigrants are a financial burden on the U.S.
Resource Type: Article

12. How Taxing are Taxes: Understanding how Taxes and Tax Cuts Affect Different Income Earners (internal link)
Abstract: In this lesson, students learn about how taxes are levied based on taxable income. They then analyze how a new series of tax cuts might affect people of different income levels and their tax rates.
Resource Type: Curriculum

13. New York State's Dual Crisis: Low Graduation Rates and Rising School Taxes (external link)
Abstract: This report examines two important and connected issues for New York state. The evidence in the report shows that NY needs to address both education reform and property tax issues simultaneously.
Resource Type: Article

14. New York Taxes Hit Poor and Middle Class Far harder than the Wealthy (external link)
Abstract: A study discussing the impact of tax policy on wealthy and poor New Yorkers
Resource Type: Article

15. Rapid Rip-Offs: Tax Refund Anticipation Lending in New York City (external link)
Abstract: This report by the NY Economic Development Advocacy Program (NEDAP) explores how much money low-income New Yorkers are spending on rapid-refund tax loans. It contains both written analysis, graphs, and maps.
Resource Type: Article

16. State Income Tax Burdens on Low-Income Families in 2003 (external link)
Abstract: A look at the high level of taxes paid by poor and working-class Americans and how tax policy continues to hurt, rather than help, these groups of people
Resource Type: Article

17. Tax Cheats & Their Enablers (external link)
Abstract: A somewhat satirical look at individuals and companies that are some of our nations most egregious tax cheats, as well as the laws that enable their actions
Resource Type: Article

18. The Earned Income Tax Credit: Boosting Employment, Aiding the Working Poor (external link)
Abstract: A summary on the benefits of the Earned Income Tax Credit, including specific data on the impact that it has had for poor Americans
Resource Type: Article

19. The Minimum Wage and EITC: Partners in Making Work Pay (external link)
Abstract: A brief piece looking at how the EITC and the minimum wage, in tandem, can make a significant difference in the economic status of poor people
Resource Type: Article

20. The Urban Institute (external link)
Abstract: The Urban Institute is a nonpartisan economic and social policy research organization. The website contains reports, fact sheets, and a useful search engine for exploring the vast amounts of information on their site.
Resource Type: Website

21. Two New 2006 Tax Cuts Benefits Only Wealthiest Few (external link)
Abstract: A short summary of the beneift that Bush's tax cuts have on wealthy Americans
Resource Type: Article

22. United for a Fair Economy (external link)
Abstract: UFE raises awareness that concentrated wealth and power undermine the economy, corrupt democracy, deepen the racial divide, and tear communities apart. The website contains reports, fact sheets, cartoons, games, and a library on information on economic and racial inequities in our society.
Resource Type: Website

23. Where Do Your Tax Dollars Go? (external link)
Abstract: his publication shows how the average household's tax dollars are spent for every state and 193 cities, towns and counties.
Resource Type: Website

24. Who Gets the Child Tax Credit (external link)
Abstract: A 5-page summary of the current statistics on the Child-Tax Credit. It also looks at the economic impact on poor families from this credit.
Resource Type: Article

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