Enact a Georgia Work Credit
Georgia is missing out on a tool used by 30 other states to strengthen hardworking families, boost local economies and help communities thrive. A Georgia Work Credit (or state Earned Income Tax Credit) provides a bottom-up tax cut to workers earning low wages such as sales clerks, construction workers and nurses. The added funds help workers and their families afford basic necessities like child care, as well as larger investments like a reliable car to get to work or a down payment on a first home.
Unfortunately, right now, lawmakers are considering a tax raise on the middle class in HB 949. This bill represents the opposite of what the Georgia Work Credit seeks to accomplish.
Write your lawmaker today to ask them to support a Georgia Work Credit instead of the flat tax provision in HB 949.