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Nov 15

Weekly News Round-up: November 16, 2015

On Veteran’s Day, advocates urged Congress to make permanent expiring provisions of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC), which one in four veteran and active-duty military families collect each year (Marketplace, CBPP, Deseret News, Detroit News).
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Nov 15

Weekly News Round-up: November 9, 2015

Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), the top Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, said that if the Senate considers business tax extenders later this year, Democrats will push to renew expiring provisions of the Child Tax Credit (CTC) and Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) (Politico).
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Nov 15

Weekly News Roundup: November 2, 2015

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a candidate for president, introduced his tax reform plan, which would cut income and business taxes while preserving the Child Tax Credit (CTC) and expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) (Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Washington Post).
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Oct 15

Weekly News Round-up: October 26, 2015

The Obama Administration proposed a plan to improve Puerto Rico’s economy, including a measure to allow Puerto Ricans to qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) (New York Times, NPR, Washington Post).
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Oct 15

Weekly News Round-up: October 19, 2015

Ohio Governor and presidential candidate John Kasich (R) unveiled his tax proposal, which would lower income taxes and increase the value of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) by 10 percent (Associated Press, New York Times, Bloomberg).
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Oct 15

Weekly News Round-up: October 13, 2015

Louisiana governor and presidential hopeful Bobby Jindal (R) announced his tax reform plan, which would eliminate corporate taxes but raise income taxes on low-wage families (TCWF, Wall Street Journal, The Hill, Think Progress, Vox).
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Oct 15

Weekly News Round-up: October 5, 2015

On Thursday, the Senate Finance Committee discussed ways to reduce improper Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) payments. Leading up to the committee’s meeting, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) released an updated brief on steps lawmakers can take to reduce the credit’s error rate (The Hill, CBPP).
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Sep 15

Weekly News Round-up: September 28, 2015

In his address to Congress, Pope Francis encouraged lawmakers to support those who struggle to make ends meet and save for the future (TCWF, Washington Post, Huffington Post).
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Sep 15

Weekly News Round-up: September 21, 2015

The U.S. Census Bureau released its annual poverty data, showing that while poverty remains at an unacceptably high rate, safety net programs like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) are making a significant impact on those living at or near the poverty threshold (TCWF, CLASP, The White House, CBPP 2, CNN Money).
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Sep 15

Weekly News Round-up: September 14, 2015

Former Florida governor and 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush (R) announced his tax plan, which included a proposal to expand the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) (TCWF, Vox, NPR, Washington Post).
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Sep 15

Weekly News Round-up: September 8, 2015

The Center for American Progress (CAP) released a plan to create a High-Quality Child Care Tax Credit, which would expand access to child care to almost 6 million American children (CAP, Washington Post, Vox).
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Aug 15

Weekly News Round-up: August 31, 2015

New data from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) shows that saving key provisions of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) would help lower-income workers in a wide range of positions, including construction workers, child care providers and nursing home aides. (CBPP)
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Aug 15

Weekly News Round-up: August 24, 2015

The Senate Appropriations Committee proposed revising the Schedule EIC, a one-page form for filers collecting the EITC. The changes, which are supported by tax preparation giant H&R Block, would expand the form to five pages for individuals doing their own taxes, creating confusion that could discourage working families from collecting their tax credits (CBPP).
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Aug 15

Weekly News Round-up: August 17, 2015

Cass Sunstein of Bloomberg called the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) a bipartisan “poverty-buster” and asked Congress to expand the credit to childless workers and individuals under 25 as well as increase benefits overall (Bloomberg View).
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Aug 15

Weekly News Round-up: August 10, 2015

Sen. Thomas Carper (D-Del.) introduced the TRAFFIC Relief Act, a bill that would increase the federal gas tax and make permanent expiring provisions of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) (Tax Credits for Working Families, The Hill, Consumer Affairs).
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