Families Helped by the Child Tax Credit Expansion Work Hard in Low-Paying Jobs: Nursing Home Aides, Cooks, Pre-School Teachers, and Construction Workers Would Get a Boost
Publication Date: May 2008
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Keywords: Economic projections; Federal budget; Income diversity; Tax code
The tax "extenders" bill adopted last week in the House Ways and Means Committee (H.R. 6049) would temporarily expand the Child Tax Credit by lowering the earnings threshold that families must meet to qualify for the refundable portion of the credit.