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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

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 | 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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More Resources

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

April 14, 2015

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