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We're working to protect and improve family tax credits that can boost the earnings of low-wage workers and help parents meet child care and other expenses. We also conduct an annual tax credits outreach campaign to help families get the credits they deserve.

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Fact Sheet | Public Programs Lift Millions of Women and Children Out of Poverty

November 4, 2014

Public social insurance and safety net programs are critical to the economic security of women and families. Social Security, the EITC, SNAP, unemployment insurance, and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are five key programs that lifted families’ incomes above the official poverty line in 2013.

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Coalition Action Materials | NWLC opposes the Child Tax Credit Improvement Act of 2014 (H.R. 4935)

August 1, 2014

The National Women's Law Center sent a letter to the House of Representatives urging members to vote against the Child Tax Credit Improvement Act of 2014 (H.R. 4935) because it would increase poverty, especially among women and children.

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Issue Briefs | The Minimum Wage and the EITC: Complementary Strategies Helping Women Lift Their Families Out of Poverty

July 15, 2013

The minimum wage and the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) are two federal policies that help low-income workers, especially women, make ends meet and support their families.  Improvements to the minimum wage and EITC are necessary as important complements to – not substitutes for – one another. 

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Fact Sheet | How Tax Credits Can Put Money Back in Families' Pockets

November 20, 2013

Families may be eligible for thousands of dollars in federal and state tax credits. These credits can lower the income taxes that families must pay and, in some cases, give cash refunds to families whose incomes are too low to owe taxes. And for tax year 2013, state and federal tax credits are more valuable than ever. But families have to know about these credits in order to claim them on their tax returns. 

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More Resources

Fact Sheet | After DOMA: Tax Filing FAQs for Same-Sex Married Couples

November 13, 2014

Fact Sheet | A Women’s Economic Agenda Must Help Women and Families Succeed

November 07, 2014

Fact Sheet | Use Social Media to Get the Word Out

November 06, 2014

Fact Sheet | What to Bring to a VITA/ TCE/Tax-Aide Site

November 05, 2014

Fact Sheet | Sample Press Release

November 05, 2014