The “Tax Cut” Bait and Switch

Plans for more income tax cuts are threatening tax benefits that are important for hundred of thousands of Oklahoma families, according to a new Oklahoma Policy Institute issue brief. The at-risk credits include the state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Sales Tax Relief Credit, and Child Tax Credit/Child Care Tax Credit. The state EITC and the Child Tax Credit help about one out of every four Oklahoma families, and the Sales Tax Relief Credit goes to one-third of all Oklahomans. The brief, titled “The ‘Tax Cut’ Bait and Switch: How average Oklahomans could be collateral damage in the assault on tax credits,” explains how these broad-based credits work and why Oklahoma should preserve them.

You can download the full issue brief at

See a blog post discussing the brief at

Download a spreadsheet showing who benefits from the state Earned Income Tax Credit by legislative district at


Oklahoma Policy Insititute (OK Policy) advances equitable and fiscally responsible policies that expand opportunity for all Oklahomans through non-partisan research, analysis, and advocacy.

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