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Working-Family Tax Credits Lifted 8.9 Million People out of Poverty in 2017

January 15, 2019

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) together boosted the incomes of 29.1 million poor Americans in 2017, lifting 8.9 million above the poverty line and making 20.2 million others less poor, our analysis of new Census data shows. These totals include 12.5 million children, 4.8 million of whom were lifted out of poverty and another 7.7 million made less poor. The...

Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit Have Powerful Anti-Poverty Impact

House Republican “2.0” Tax Plan Skewed to Top, Loses Needed Revenue

September 28, 2018

The House will vote today on the Ways and Means Committee’s “2.0” tax plan, which would double down on the fundamental flaws of the 2017 tax law. As we’ve explained, the bill would make permanent the law’s individual provisions and thereby favor the wealthy, worsen...

House GOP's 2.0 Tax Plan Delivers Largest Tax Cuts to Most Well-Off