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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
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
Monthly or Quarterly Child Tax Credit Payments? Both Have Value
IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig told the Senate Finance Committee on April 13 that the agency could begin delivering monthly 2021 Child Tax Credit (CTC) payments...
April 28, 2021
William J. Congdon
Using The EITC To Help Fight An Economic Slowdown
President Trump and some members of Congress are promoting a payroll tax cut to respond to the growing coronavirus outbreak. But if they are looking...
March 13, 2020
The Lowest-Income Families Could Receive Larger Child Tax Credits With A Few Changes To The Tax Code
The child tax credit (CTC) provides a credit of up to $2,000 per child for families with children under 17. But low-income families often get...
April 5, 2019
If Tax Refunds And Benefits Are Delayed By Shutdown, That Would Hurt Vulnerable Americans
For many US households, the ongoing partial government shutdown is inconvenient. But for low-income households, it may become a severe hardship. If the shutdown goes...
January 14, 2019
How The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act Reduced The Value Of The Child Care Credit
While the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) did not directly change the rules for the child and dependent care tax credit (CDCTC), other provisions...
November 27, 2018
Trump Proposal Would Limit Green Cards And Visas For Immigrants With Low Incomes Or Government Assistance
On September 21 st , the Trump Administration proposed a regulation limiting access to legal permanent residency status (green cards) and other visas for immigrants...
September 28, 2018
Kim S. Rueben
DC Councilmember Proposes New EITC Savings Program
The District of Columbia is considering a creative new plan to transform the city’s earned income tax credit (EITC) from a one-time payment received at...
July 16, 2018
Many Families with Children Won’t Be Helped By The House Version Of The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act
President Trump and House Republicans promised families a significant increase in the Child Tax Credit (CTC) . The House Ways & Means Committee’s Tax Cuts...
November 14, 2017
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