State Earned Income Tax Credit

Politics
6:56 am
Tue February 11, 2014

Gov. Steve Beshear's Tax Plan Fails to Address Inequality, Economic Think Tank Says

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Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear’s tax reform plan fails to address issues of fairness in the state’s tax code, says a non-partisan economic think tank.

The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy doesn’t think the plan’s Earned Income Tax Credit will be enough to offset the new sales taxes for the less wealthy.

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Local News
8:03 am
Sat February 1, 2014

In Push to Increase Earned Income Tax Credit Use, Free Tax Service Offered to Some Louisvillians

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Free tax services will again be offered to qualified Louisvillians in an effort to boost the number of residents who qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit.

This year, 27 sites will offer free tax preparation to some Louisvillians, organized by the Louisville Asset Building Coalition and other groups.

Mayor Greg Fischer says the money can help families and the local economy.

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Local News
12:01 am
Tue December 10, 2013

Oldham County is No. 1 in Kentucky Child Wellbeing Ranking

A kindergartner working with shapes at Shelby Elementary School in Louisville this year.
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The best county in Kentucky for children is Oldham—or, at least, they're doing better there than in the state's 119 other counties, says a first-time ranking of the well-being of kids in the state.

For the first time, Kentucky Youth Advocates' Kids Count County Data Book has broken down the state's 120 counties, considering economic security, education, health and family/community support. 

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