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Stimulus payments via the child tax credit help families. Let’s make its expansion permanent.
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Stimulus payments via the child tax credit help families. Let’s make its expansion permanent.

Galen Hendricks and Areeba Haider write about making the expansion of the child tax credit permanent.

Authors

  • Galen Hendricks
  • Areeba Haider

On Monday, the Biden administration demonstrated the kind of positive difference a smart approach to our tax system can make.

Starting July 15, the federal government will provide expanded child tax credit payments — and do so in the form of monthly installments through the end of this year. An estimated 39 million households, home to nearly 90 percent of children in the United States, are due to receive these benefits. With 1 in 7 children living in poverty, this should cut the nation’s child poverty rate nearly in half and meaningfully addresses racial economic disparities.

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Authors

Galen Hendricks

Research Associate

Areeba Haider

Research Associate