Contributions of the Earned Income Tax Credit to Community Development in Indian Country

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Wagner, Kristen, Miriam Jorgensen, Dana Klar, and Karen Edwards. 2006. Contributions of the Earned Income Tax Credit to Community Development in Indian Country. In Report to the Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2005 Native Community VITA Site Project. St. Louis: Kathryn M. Buder Center for American Indian Studies and Center for Social Development, Washington University.

The study specifically examined the amount of money flowing to Native people and potential uses of EITC income. It also provides insight into the distinct types of community infrastructure and programs that could help EITC and other tax dollars remain in Native communities and serve as leverage for further asset building. In addition to core study questions proposed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the research team, VITA site coordinators from each participant community were offered an opportunity to propose community-specific questions, increasing the local usefulness of the work.

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