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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 | 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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Fact Sheet | Paying for Health Care: Obamacare and Taxes

November 14, 2013

The Affordable Care Act will make health coverage more affordable and easier to obtain for millions of American women and their families. As of October 1, individuals and families are able to sign up for new, affordable health insurance plans, with coverage beginning as early as January 1, 2014. Additionally, you could qualify for financial assistance to help you cover the cost of insurance premiums, co-pays, and deductibles. These FAQs explain who is eligible for financial assistance, how much assistance is available, and how to apply.

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Fact Sheet | Ensuring Women Thrive at Work Creates Economic Prosperity for All

November 11, 2013

Recognizing that when women succeed, their families and the economy prosper, some legislative leaders are taking action to create opportunities for women in the workplace. The National Women’s Law Center applauds these efforts because investment in women’s economic security is vital for women and their families.

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More Resources

Fact Sheet | The President’s Proposed EITC Expansion Would Benefit 6.1 Million Working Women at All Stages of Their Lives

April 02, 2014

Webinars & Presentations | Taxes after DOMA: What do Same-Sex Married Couples Need to Know When Filing Their Taxes?

March 18, 2014

Webinars & Presentations | Tax Issues for Domestic Violence Survivors: What Advocates Need To Know

March 18, 2014

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

February 25, 2014

Fact Sheet | 2014 Supplement to Making Care Less Taxing: Improving State Child and Dependent Care Tax Provisions

February 11, 2014