While some people dread tax season, millions of American workers look forward to the direct cash transfer they receive from the IRS each year to top off their income.
The program, known as the Earned Income Tax Credit, has surprisingly conservative roots. Along with the smaller Child Tax Credit, the credit more children out of poverty than any other government handout and has become an area Democrats and Republican can kind of agree on.
Take a look at how the Earned Income Tax Credit affects people’s lives in New York’s 15th Congressional District in the South Bronx, where more people receive the payout than in any other part of the country.
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