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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.

Highlights

Fact Sheet | Two-Thirds of Benefits from Improved Tax Credits for Working Families Go to Women and Their Families

December 15, 2014

This fact sheet explains why, when Congress considers changes to the tax code, a key priority should be making improvements in tax credits for working families permanent.

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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

December 19, 2014

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

February 2, 2015

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 2014, 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 | President Obama’s FY 2016 Budget: Tax Assistance for Individuals & Families

March 19, 2015

Issue Briefs | Improving the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit Would Help Working Families and Promote Tax Fairness for Women

March 04, 2015

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

February 26, 2015

Fact Sheet | Federal Tax Credits Materials (English and Other Languages)

February 20, 2015

Fact Sheet | State Child and Dependent Care Tax Provisions, Tax Year 2014

February 13, 2015