Tax Policy Center

low-income families

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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, 2021Aravind Boddupalli
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
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, 2021Elaine MaagWilliam J. Congdon
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
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, 2020Elaine Maag
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
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, 2019Elaine Maag
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
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, 2019Elaine Maag
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
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, 2018Elaine Maag
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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, 2018Aravind BoddupalliKim S. Rueben
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
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, 2018Elaine Maag
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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, 2017Elaine Maag
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Lawmakers of both parties have been talking about restructuring the refundable tax credits, such as the earned income tax credit and the child tax credit,...
September 14, 2017Elaine Maag