How a tax credit to boost minority hiring became a gift to temp agencies

Sep 6, 2022
Workers may not be the biggest beneficiaries of the work opportunity tax credit, says ProPublica investigative reporter Emily Corwin.
A woman waits for a job at a temporary employment agency in North Dakota. ProPublica's Emily Corwin discusses the work opportunity tax credit's benefits for temp agencies and the persistent lack of solutions for workers.
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Philadelphia wants low-income residents to take tax credit

Mar 30, 2016
The city estimates 20 percent of those eligible didn’t claim the EITC last year
Street team for EITC outreach hands out flyers in Southwest Philadelphia. 
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Got a tax credit you can't use? You can sell it

Aug 20, 2014
The market for state tax credits is growing. They can even be traded online.

Mish-mash of tax credits about to expire

Dec 13, 2013
This story about 55 tax breaks about to expire starts in an unlikely place: Barn 63 at the Belmont Race Track in Belmont, N.Y., at the stall of a pretty brown horse with a white star on her forehead.

Why movie crews are headed to Ohio

Jul 4, 2013
Ohio's film tax credits have drawn movie crews back to Cleveland, but there's debate as to whether the tax breaks truly deliver.

Wind power races to meet a year-end cut-off

Dec 26, 2012
A tax credit expires at the end of December. To earn it, wind farm operators have to have their turbines up, running and plugged in.

Inmates profit from homebuyer credit

Jun 23, 2010
Nearly 1,300 prison inmates across the nation swindled the government out of $9.1 million in tax credits reserved for first-time homebuyers,...

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