News Round Up: January 6, 2020

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

Top Story: The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) encouraged state lawmakers to enact state-level Child Tax Credits (CTCs) to aid low-income families left out of the CTC expansion in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. (ITEP)

  • The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis encouraged Virginia state lawmakers to increase fairness in the state tax code and offset the regressive tax proposals in Governor Ralph Northam’s (D) 2020-2022 budget by improving the state-level EITC. (Blue Virginia)
  • We blogged about Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Senator Mitt Romney’s (R-UT) new bipartisan proposal to improve refundable tax credits. (TCWF)
  • We blogged about the progress state advocates made to enact, strengthen, and protect refundable tax credits in 2019. (TCWF)