This movement has an attainable goal. Together, we can urge our legislators to reinstate and expand the Oklahoma EITC, but it must be a group effort. We want to know about organizations and community events where we can talk about the program or distribute collateral to help grow momentum.View Community Calendar
Benefits of Oklahoma EITC
The state EITC is a tax benefit for working families, which has been proven to lessen the impact of poverty and improve the health and well-being of low-wage families.
BOOST LOCAL ECONOMY
Oklahoma households earning the EITC spend a large portion of their refund on basic needs, boosting the local economy.
The sensible ask of the state legislature to return and expand the EITC for taxpayers is a nominal request that would prove state dollars at work for Oklahomans
What we’re up against
In 2016, the state legislature made the Oklahoma EITC non-refundable, so if the credit is more than what a family owes in income taxes the balance won’t be refunded.
Not only is Oklahoma one of the only states with a non-refundable EITC, but our 5% return on the federal EITC is one of the lowest rates in the country. Once reinstated, the EITC rate must also be expanded and increased.
Every year since the EITC was eliminated from the state budget, more than 200,000 working families haven’t had the opportunity to maximize their refund.