Employment and Jobs

Tax and Facts

December 1, 2017  • Economic Opportunities Program

Tax policy can dramatically impact low- and moderate-income workers. Certain tax credits—such as the Earned Income Tax Credit—are targeted to working families to supplement income and encourage employment. But taxes also influence corporate behavior, like where to locate businesses, how many and what kind of jobs to create, and what benefits and compensation to offer. With tax reform on the agenda in Washington, the Economic Opportunities Program’s Working in America series explored the ways that taxes affect low- and moderate-income Americans.