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.

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Meet Ollisha

Meet Ollisha Jones, a working mother that collects the Child Tax Credit to help cover the cost of raising her daughter, meeting car payments to get to and from work and paying for college courses.

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Weekly News Round-Up: November 17, 2014

Highlights from this week include a Center on Budget and Policy Priorities report on the potential impact of letting key EITC and CTC provisions expire, and an Annie E. Casey Foundation KIDS COUNT report on the benefits of a “two-generation approach” to ending poverty.

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