• Business
  • Published 2016

Permitting Abused Spouses to Claim the Earned Income Tax Credit in Separate Returns

@inproceedings{Brown2016PermittingAS,
  title={Permitting Abused Spouses to Claim the Earned Income Tax Credit in Separate Returns},
  author={F. Barry Brown},
  year={2016}
}
The subsidy provided by the earned income tax credit (EITC ) is of particular importance to individuals subjected to domestic abuse, given that such individuals are often impoverished, and the EITC can provide them with the financial resources necessary to improve, endure, or leave an abusive relationship. Despite the importance of the EITC, married individuals subjected to domestic abuse face serious difficulties in claiming the credit. Because married individuals are not permitted to claim… CONTINUE READING