Thursday, August 1, 2013

Protect and Strengthen Tax Credits for Working Families with Children!

Congress is making decisions about tax reform and they have an opportunity to make working families a priority.

Ask Congress not to shift more of the tax burden to parents and away from the very wealthy. They can do this by strengthening the EITC and CTC. Both tax credit programs significantly reduce the number of children living in poverty, and help working parents make ends meet and save for the future. There were significant improvements made to both of these tax credits in 2009 as part of the economic recovery package.

Combined, these improved credits are currently helping 13 million households and over 26 million children. These tax credits are also stimulating our economy. Congressional focus on tax reform right now offers a key opportunity to make sure these improvements are extended permanently and no harmful cuts are made.

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