MCC Urges Contacts to State Representatives on State EITC

This week the Missouri Catholic Conference testified in favor of HB 1357, which is sponsored by State Representative Mike Kelley (R-Lamar). The bill would create a state earned income tax credit (EITC) to build on the existing federal EITC.

HB 1357 would provide much-needed tax relief to families who normally don’t qualify for government help such as Medicaid or food stamps. There is already a federal EITC that helps working families, but HB 1357 would provide additional tax relief to many of these same families. 

See this EITC Missouri Map to find out how many Missourians in your county benefit from the federal EITC. These are families often forgotten by policymakers; Contact your State Representative to urge support for HB 1357. Send this Action Alert regarding the EITC today!