Tax Policy Center

child tax credit

Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
The Tax Policy Center has updated its estimate of the percentage of Americans who pay no federal individual income taxes. And the number is: 44...
September 5, 2018Philip StallworthDaniel Berger
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Here is the problem: Families with children are not fully benefitting from tax-based government safety net programs such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)...
August 17, 2018Howard Gleckman
: TaxVox
House Ways & Means Committee Chair Kevin Brady (R-TX) and other top House Republicans are exploring some ideas for a proposed tax reform 2.0 ,...
August 6, 2018Elaine Maag
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The final version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) generally adopted the Senate provisions that directly affect families with children. As a result,...
December 22, 2017Elaine Maag
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
At first glance, the Senate version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), looks friendlier to families with children than the House plan. Rather...
December 13, 2017Elaine Maag
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Just two weeks ago we hosted my parents, siblings, their spouses, and their children for Thanksgiving. We didn’t talk much about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (our 15 mouths were too full of food). Maybe we should have.
December 6, 2017Renu Zaretsky
: TaxVox
The Big Six Unified Framework promises a tax plan that “significantly increases the Child Tax Credit (CTC)”, but provides few details. If the child tax...
October 10, 2017Elaine Maag
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The federal income tax is packed with provisions aimed at subsidizing and encouraging work and helping families with children. While well intentioned, they complicate the...
December 6, 2016Roberton C. Williams
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
In this year’s presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton’s proposal to double the child tax credit and Donald Trump’s plan replace the dependent exemption with a higher...
October 28, 2016C. Eugene Steuerle
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Hillary Clinton has proposed two important changes to the child tax credit (CTC). The first would phase in the credit starting with the first dollar...
October 24, 2016Elaine Maag