Help Support Working Oklahomans (HB 1639)

The House Appropriations and Budget Finance – Revenue and Taxation Subcommittee could soon consider House Bill 1639, which would increase the amount of the Oklahoma Earned Income Tax Credit many low-income working families receive when they file their tax return.

The state’s Earned Income Tax Credit — when taken in combination with the federal EITC — is a proven measure for supporting Oklahomans who are working in low-wage positions while also stimulating the economy.

We need your help to help ensure this bill is heard in committee. Please send an email to the committee members asking them to move this bill forward.


To learn more about Oklahoma’s EITC, visit the Oklahoma Policy Institute website or check out its 2021 Legislative Policy Priorities.

Thank you for supporting working Oklahomans.

Published by Dave Hamby

David Hamby has more than 25 years of experience as an award-winning communicator, including overseeing communication programs for Oklahoma higher education institutions and other organizations. Before joining OK Policy, he was director of public relations for Rogers State University where he managed the school’s external communication programs and served as a member of the president’s leadership team. He served in a similar communications role for five years at the University of Tulsa. He also has worked in communications roles at Oklahoma State University and the Fort Smith Chamber of Commerce in Arkansas. He joined OK Policy in October 2019.