Louisiana’s Earned Income Tax Credit is a modest state investment that can pay big dividends for hard- working families and put children on a path to a brighter future.

Created in 2007, Louisiana’s EITC is claimed each year by more than 580,000 households with low to moderate incomes, making it the broadest tax credit the state has to offer. Louisiana’s EITC works hand- in-hand with the federal credit to lessen the financial strain on families struggling to cover the rising costs of basic necessities.

But Louisiana can do better.