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Relief bill could lift millions of kids out of poverty by expanding tax credit

Feb 24, 2021
Eligible parents could get monthly checks under the proposal instead of a yearly credit when they file their taxes.
According to the OECD, the U.S. has one of the highest child poverty rates in the developed world.
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Dems' family agenda: tax credits, child care and school aid, paid leave

Feb 8, 2021
Now that the party's in control in Washington, progressives are aiming high.
Women, especially those with children at home, have lost or left work at unprecedented levels.
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Born in the year of tax reform

Dec 22, 2017
Two 31-year-olds discuss the changes to a tax code that hasn't seen major reform since they were born.
Traffic streaks past the U.S. Capitol on December 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. 
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How the child tax credit would change under the House and Senate proposals

Dec 4, 2017
Now that the House and Senate have passed their versions of the tax bill, Republicans are going to start negotiating which items will be included in the final plan. Both the House and Senate would increase the child tax credit and make folks with higher incomes eligible. Critics say lower-income families would be largely left […]

Congressional tax proposals wouldn't do much to help low-income families with children, study says

Nov 30, 2017
Low-income families with young children wouldn’t see a lot of benefit from the House or Senate tax overhauls, according to a new study from the left-leaning Tax Policy Center. It found the tax cut proposals tilt heavily toward middle- and upper-income families. That’s even if the final version of the tax overhaul increases the child […]

Senate makes sunset revisions to tax plan that may not see the light of day

Nov 15, 2017
Latest version would allow individual cuts to expire after 2025.

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