Tax Policy Center


State and Local Issues: TaxVox
In 2021, the American Rescue Plan (ARP) temporarily but significantly expanded the federal child tax credit (CTC), and child poverty fell from 9.7 percent to...
March 11, 2024Nikhita AiriRichard C. Auxier
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
A bipartisan tax plan that overwhelmingly passed in the House is now stuck in the Senate in part because of proposed changes to the child...
March 7, 2024Richard C. AuxierNikhita Airi
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
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, 2022Nikhita Airi
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
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, 2022Aravind BoddupalliLuisa Godinez-PuigLivia Mucciolo
: TaxVox
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, 2022Laura BruggerElaine Maag
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
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, 2022Ian BerlinWilliam G. Gale
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
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, 2022Elaine Maag
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
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, 2022Elaine MaagLillian Hunter
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
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, 2022Elaine MaagHeather Hahn
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
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, 2022Elaine Maag