Asset Building Financial Inclusion Report

EITC in Indian Country: Moving Beyond the Safety Net to Asset Building

The primary purpose of the study is to explore potential economic benefits of Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) receipt for Native individuals and communities. However, for the 2007 tax year we expanded the study site sample to include three additional Native communities, increasing our potential for examining economic conditions and needs in diverse communities.

Project: Native VITA Sites: Linking Tax Returns and Asset Building Strategies


Wagner, K., & Hertel, A. L. (2008). EITC in Indian country: Moving beyond the safety net to asset building (CSD Research Report No. 08-36). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.