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Federal Tax Policy

We're working for responsible tax policies to ensure that we have the revenues needed to invest in our common future. We're working to reverse the provisions of the 2001-2003 tax cuts that benefit the wealthiest Americans, restore a fair estate tax, close tax loopholes for the wealthy and corporations, and ensure that those with the means to pay their fair share of taxes do so.

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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Fact Sheet | What’s at Stake for Women in the Debate about Tax Extenders

October 29, 2014

Years of tax policies that have disproportionately benefited wealthy individuals and big corporations have left the United States with a tax system that is both unbalanced and insufficient to meet national priorities.  Unfair tax breaks cost the federal government billions of dollars a year – money that could be used to protect the most vulnerable now and expand opportunity for a stronger future for everyone.

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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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Reports & Toolkits | A Good Starting Point: 23 Options from Rep. Dave Camp for Closing Tax Loopholes

August 11, 2014

This report, from NWLC and American for Tax Fairness, summarizes 23 of the loopholes the tax reform plan proposed by Representative David Camp (R-MI), along with the Joint Committee on Taxation estimates of the revenue each would raise.

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More Resources

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

December 15, 2014

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

November 07, 2014

Fact Sheet | What’s at Stake for Women in the Debate about Tax Extenders

October 29, 2014

Webinars & Presentations | Taxes Are a Children’s Issue

October 08, 2014

Reports & Toolkits | A Good Starting Point: 23 Options from Rep. Dave Camp for Closing Tax Loopholes

August 11, 2014