Thursday, September 23, 2021

Child Tax Credits


The Child Tax Credit—a boon to countless families—is in political limbo, and we’re pushing to ensure it is made permanent. Meanwhile, in West Virginia, the PPC is taking to the streets and the pages of local newspapers to challenge Senator Manchin’s feeble attempts at voting-rights action. More info on these efforts plus some great events and articles below.



The Child Tax Credit is back in Congress
The Build Back Better infrastructure bill moving through Congress includes important changes to the Child Tax Credit. On the positive side, it restores eligibility for immigrant children and continues to make the credit available for families with little to no taxable income.

But there are some downsides. It does not make the expanded child tax credit permanent but instead would have it expire at the end of 2025. And there are moves to cut it back even further and to add work requirements for low-income parents.

The House may vote on it as soon as Monday, September 27, and we need to act now to keep those improvements while pushing for a permanent and fully inclusive expanded child allowance program.

Contact your congressmember now! Don’t know who that is? Find out here. Or you can try the House of Representatives switchboard: 202-224-3121.

Here’s what to tell them about the child tax credit...

  • Make it permanent
  • Make sure it remains available to low-income families with little or no income and to immigrant children,
  • Don't add work requirements
  • Tell your story about how the child tax credit is helping your family, your neighbors, your friends

Need some inspiration? Watch L.A. congressman Jimmy Gomez making the case for a robust CTC. And remember: Our GetCovidResources website can help you connect with Child Tax Credit benefits and much more.

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