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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.


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.


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. 


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. 


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.


More Resources

Fact Sheet | State Tax Materials (English)

October 27, 2014

Reports & Toolkits | Toolkit for Advocates

October 22, 2014

Fact Sheet | Paying for Health Care: Obamacare and Taxes

October 16, 2014

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

October 15, 2014

Webinars & Presentations | What the Supreme Court’s Windsor Decision Means for You: Taxes and Social Security

October 10, 2014