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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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Reports & Toolkits | Extra Credit: How Louisiana Is Improving Child Care

April 14, 2015

This report analyzes the impact of a unique package of tax credits intended to improve the quality of child care in Louisiana – the School Readiness Tax Credits – in the first four years of their implementation.

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Fact Sheet | Women Suffer Two-Thirds of Losses If Congress Fails to Save Key Provisions of Tax Credits for Working Families

July 29, 2015

This fact sheet explains why, when Congress considers changes to the tax code, a key priority should be saving critical provisions of the Child Tax Credit (CTC) and Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) before they expire in 2017.

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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 Working Women Lift Their Families Out of Poverty

July 29, 2015

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 the EITC are necessary as important complements to—not substitutes for—one another.

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More Resources

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

July 29, 2015

Issue Briefs | Closing the Gap in the EITC Would Benefit 6.1 Million Working Women at All Stages of Their Lives

July 29, 2015

Issue Briefs | The EITC and Child Tax Credit Are Critical to the Economic Security of Women and Families

July 29, 2015

Fact Sheet | Women Suffer Two-Thirds of Losses If Congress Fails to Save Key Provisions of Tax Credits for Working Families

July 29, 2015

Fact Sheet, Reports & Toolkits | A Women’s Economic Agenda Must Help Women and Families Succeed

May 12, 2015