Tax Policy Center

low-income families

: TaxVox
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
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Tax preparers play a critical role helping low income working families collect benefits from the Earned Income Tax Credit. Almost 60 percent of families claiming the EITC in 2010 and 2011 did so with the help of a paid preparer. Unfortunately, preparers can make costly mistakes—errors the taxpayer
November 2, 2015Elaine Maag
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
We moved last year—from Florida, a state with relatively poor public schools, to a strong school district in Michigan. Our property taxes are higher than the national and even county average, but like many families with school-age children, we are willing (and able) to pay them. We support our
June 3, 2015Renu Zaretsky
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) made a big splash with their “ Economic Growth and Family Fairness Tax Plan ” last month, which among other things would create a new partially refundable $2,500 per child tax credit (CTC). The plan is ambitious and expensive, but it may hurt many low
March 19, 2015Leonard E. Burman