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Earned Income Tax Credit

Happy National VITA Awareness Day!

Everyone knows that figuring out how to file federal income tax returns can be difficult. That is why Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites are so vital to know about: they are free tax preparation sites staffed by volunteers who are certified by the IRS, available for people who earn…...

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How Do State Tax Revenue Changes Affect Nebraskan Families?

  Tax revenue pays for a number of critical services throughout Nebraska including public parks, roads, schools, and social services. When considering making tax cuts, as suggested in LB 357 this 104th legislative season, it is important to ensure that the revenue lost from tax cuts does not result in…...

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What Paul Ryan Got Wrong — and Right — on Poverty

Last week, U.S. Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin revealed a new plan to address the growing numbers of Americans living in poverty.  In 2012, 15 percent of Americans, or about 46.5 million people, were living poverty and the percentage of children was even higher at about 20 percent.  In Nebraska, there are…...

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