Support for Iowa's Working Families

How the EITC Hits Home: An Update

1 in 6 Iowa Households Value Working Family Credit; $412 Million to Economy

May 14, 2013
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Iowa lawmakers have considered an expansion of the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit for low- and moderate-income working families. Using an analysis from the Brookings Institution to illustrate where Iowans claim the credit, our map below breaks down the percentage of federal tax filers claiming the EITC in each Iowa House district. Brookings analysis (Table 1) shows 15 percent of Iowa federal income tax filers in 2010 benefited from the credit — about 206,000 households.

Figure 1. Use of the Federal EITC, by Iowa State House District, 2010 (Current District Lines)

Figure 1 - buying power down

Table 1. Over 15 Percent of Iowans Filing for Federal EITC — by Iowa Senate and House Districts, 2010

Table 1 - EITC by district 2010