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Women Suffer Two-Thirds of Losses If Congress Fails to Save Key Provisions of Tax Credits for Working Families

When Congress considers changes to the tax code, a key priority should be saving critical provisions of the Child Tax Credit (CTC) and Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) before they expire in 2017. These tax credits encourage and reward work, help families escape poverty, and provide lasting benefits to children. Because women generally earn less than men and are more likely to bear the responsibility of raising children on their own, saving these improvements is especially important to women and their families.