The Oklahoma EITC must be restored and expanded in our state!

WHAT

Practical, Fair, Necessary

Working families in Oklahoma deserve the Earned Income Tax Credit. The Oklahoma EITC is a highly effective tax benefit for Oklahomans who work hard but earn low to moderate income. Lawmakers reduced the value of the Oklahoma EITC for thousands of Oklahomans in 2016, which means many eligible taxpayers are unable to receive the full credit when they file their state income taxes.

However, we have an opportunity to restore this tax credit, and we need your help. Together we must call on our elected officials to do the right thing — expand the Oklahoma EITC and put money back in the pockets of the hard-working folks across our state who need it most.

Your voice is valuable! 

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Join the movement

From 2001 to 2016 the state legislature budgeted the EITC program, a benefit that hundreds of thousands of Oklahomans claimed, year over year, without a doubt. Bills that would restore the EITC have been drafted and presented for reinstatement, but have been unsuccessful and unpopular amongst the majority of legislators.

We encourage you to find ways to get involved. Together, we can express the importance of the Oklahoma EITC program, and how we prefer for our tax dollars to work for us!

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WHY

Benefits of Oklahoma EITC

REDUCE POVERTY

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.

OPEN DIALOGUE

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

SMALLER FUNDS

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.

SMALLER RATE

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.

SMALLER IMPACT

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.

Tell legislators to give working families in Oklahoma a boost!

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OPPORTUNITY

Restoring and expanding the Oklahoma EITC provides opportunity for growth

$264

for a married couple earning $24,600, with two children in the household

$231

for a single parent earning $10 per hour, with two children in the household

$169

for a single parent earning minimum wage, with one child in the household

RESOURCES

Learn more about the Oklahoma EITC

Partner Toolkit for Oklahoma EITC

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Oklahoma Policy Institute Research

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Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Research

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Let’s work together to restore and expand the Oklahoma EITC!