Introduced by Rep. Jim Ananich (D) on July 18, 2012, to increase the state earned income tax credit from an amount equal to 6 percent of the federal EITC, to 20 percent. This is a “refundable” credit for low income workers (meaning that a check is sent to the taxpayer for the balance of the credit exceeding taxes owed). Also, to give up to $150 in matching grants to an EITC recipient who places at least $50 in a “qualified savings account,” the nature of which would be determined by the Department of Treasury. Full Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Tax Policy Committee on July 18, 2012.