Cost-of-Living Refund

The Cost-of-Living Refund fights inequality and the rising cost of living



Check out all the latest research and news at CostofLivingRefund.org

The Cost-of-Living Refund will:

  1. Help working people face the rising cost of living and housing, with a leg up out of poverty or a cushion of financial stability.
  2. Fight rising inequality that threatens our democracy.
  3. Make taxes fairer, so the wealthiest pay their fair share.
  4. Build on a high minimum wage, so workers earn enough to live.

CostofLivingRefund.org contains detailed research, polling, state-specific information, and the latest updates.

Policy background about the Cost-of-Living Refund (also called a Working Families Tax Credit) and how to talk about it:

HOW IT WORKS IN A STATE

HOW IT WORKS AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL

MESSAGING RESOURCES AND POLLING

BACKGROUND MATERIALS

POLICY BACKGROUNDERS

EXPANDING WORK

PAYING THE CREDIT MONTHLY

SIMPLIFYING THE CREDIT TO IMPROVE ACCESS

COMPLEMENTING THE MINIMUM WAGE

SOCIAL MEDIA MATERIALS