News Round Up: September 17, 2018

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

On September 25, join TCWF and partners at a Capitol Hill briefing to discuss improving the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for childless workers and expanding the credit’s age limits. Learn about proposed federal legislation, successful state efforts, and new findings from a pilot program that tested a childless worker EITC expansion in Atlanta and New York City. Register here.

  • The Maine Legislature passed legislation to enact a state-level Child Tax Credit worth $500 per child as part of a larger tax reform package. The measure became law without Governor Paul LePage’s (R) signature. (Portland Press Herald)
  • Last week, the House Ways and Means Committee voted to advance new tax reform legislation, “Tax Reform 2.0,” which would make the 2017 federal Child Tax Credit (CTC) expansion and other individual tax cuts permanent. (Washington Examiner)