News Round Up: April 2, 2018

Here are some highlights from the past week’s news on family tax credit issues:

Top Story: The Trump administration is considering a Department of Homeland Security proposal that would penalize immigrants seeking permanent U.S. residency if they have received a wide range of public benefits, including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). (TCWF, The Washington Post)

  • Idaho Governor Butch Otter (R) signed legislation to increase the state’s brand-new Child Tax Credit (CTC) from $130 to $205 per child. The new credit was enacted earlier this month as part of a larger tax package that primarily benefited wealthier families. (S. News)
  • As part of its “Trends We’re Watching in 2018” series, The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) compiled a list of states taking action to enact and expand state-level EITCs and CTCs in the wake of federal tax reform. (ITEP)
  • Over the next month, join us on Twitter using #EITC4Equity as we explore how the EITC can help advance social justice in the U.S. This week, we’re highlighting ways in which the EITC can help to advance racial equity. (TCWF)