News Round Up: October 10, 2022

Top Story: Earlier this year, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) signed into law a $500 state Child Tax Credit (CTC) that would go into effect in 2023. State lawmakers have now corrected the drafting error in the bill to make the credit applicable for 2022 tax filings and provide immediate relief to New Jersey families. (New Jersey Monitor)

  • A report from the Tax Policy Center details how government officials and local organizations from Boston, Massachusetts improved messaging and outreach efforts to immigrant families around the 2021 federal CTC expansion. The report also highlights key lessons on how other states and governments can improve their outreach efforts to increase CTC participation. (Tax Policy Center)
  • California Gavin Newsom recently signed into law a bill that will help eligible students who are parents connect with support programs and services, like the state Earned Income Tax Credit and Young CTC, by requiring all state public universities to have a webpage detailing each program. (Inside Higher Ed)
  • Rhode Island will start issuing a one-time $250 CTC per child and up to three children per household as part of the state’s FY23 budget, which will deliver over $40 million in direct support to middle- and low-income families. (WPRI)