Statement from Alexandra Forter Sirota, Director of the Budget & Tax Center, on the House Finance Committee's Earned Income Tax Credit vote

Voting not to reinstate the EITC is a huge loss for nearly 1 million struggling North Carolinians

RALEIGH (June 11, 2014) — The House Finance Committee’s vote today was a big loss for nearly 1 million working North Carolina taxpayers who are struggling to make ends meet.

By voting not to reinstate the Earned Income Tax Credit the committee is removing a crucial tool to help hardworking, low-paid families meet their children’s needs and move toward the economic security of the middle-class.

This is yet another reminder of how the tax plan passed last year hurts North Carolinians and the state’s economy. The committee had a chance to undo some of that damage and instead turned its back on the needs of working people.

For more information about the impact of the EITC on individual North Carolina counties, click here.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Alexandra Forter Sirota,, 919.861.1468; Jeff Shaw,, 503.551.3615 (cell).