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Family Security Act 2.0 Child Allowance Would Help Families with Kids, with Drawbacks for Single Parents
The Family Security Act 2.0 (FSA 2.0) framework introduced this past June by Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT), Steve Daines (R-MT), and Richard Burr (R-NC) emerged...
December 8, 2022
What Can We Learn from Boston’s Expanded CTC Outreach to Immigrant Communities?
Although last year’s temporary expansion of the child tax credit (CTC) dramatically reduced child poverty across the US, government outreach efforts struggled to connect immigrant families with their tax benefits.
October 7, 2022
Immigrants Were Less Likely to Have Received Expanded CTC; Those Who Did Used It for Essentials
Immigrant parents were less likely to have heard about the 2021 expanded child tax credit (CTC) than parents who were born in the United States,...
August 29, 2022
Let the Child Tax Credit Work
Congress has a chance to reduce child poverty by about one-third by making permanent the Child Tax Credit (CTC) that was in effect during 2021...
July 7, 2022
William G. Gale
Economic Well-Being Improved in 2021, But Will It Continue?
Even though jobs are plentiful and wages are up, many families still face a shaky economic outlook. Higher than average inflation, which tends to hit...
June 7, 2022
Congress Can More Modestly Expand The Child Tax Credit And Still Help Very Low-Income Families
As President Biden and congressional Democrats make another push to reach a compromise on a social spending, climate change, and tax bill, a key issue...
April 28, 2022
Should Congress Trade Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) For A Child Allowance?
As Congress struggles to develop a scaled back version of President Biden’s Build Back Better (BBB) plan, some observers (including my TPC colleague Howard Gleckman...
February 15, 2022
Should the Child Tax Credit Be Limited to Those with Lower Incomes, As Manchin Prefers?
In 2021, the Child Tax Credit (CTC), helped nearly all families with children . But this year, because American Rescue Plan (ARP) expansions have lapsed,...
January 4, 2022
Congress Should Make A Long-Term Commitment to The Child Tax Credit
Two versions of the Child Tax Credit (CTC) are on the books for the next five years, and a third is included in the House...
December 8, 2021
Where Are Families Most At Risk Of Missing Out On The Expanded Child Tax Credit?
The expanded and fully refundable child tax credit (CTC) will lift millions of children out of poverty in 2021. But many very low-income children may...
October 21, 2021
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