Tax Credits for Working Families

Featured Report: Letting Key Provisions of Working-Family Tax Credits Expire Would Push 16 Million People Into or Deeper Into Poverty

A report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities finds that 16 million people, including 8 million children will be pushed deeper into poverty if key improvements to the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit are allowed to expire in 2017.

Featured Resource: 50-State Policy Tracker

This 50-state policy tracker from the National Center for Children in Poverty makes it easy to compare state policies across six important work supports: (1) child care subsidies, (2) minimum wage, (3) family and medical leave, (4) income tax policy, (5) the EITC, and (6) the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit.

Recent Updates

Statement from TCWF on Latest Tax Extenders Deal

Following Congressional compromise on a recent package of tax breaks that does not include extending key improvements to the EITC and CTC, Tax Credits for Working Families Director Lauren Pescatore released the following statement.

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News Round-Up: November 24, 2014

Highlights from this week include advocates in Arkansas, Virginia and South Carolina working to enact state EITCs and improve existing ones, as well as a post-election survey showing overwhelming bipartisan support for the Child Tax Credit.

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