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April 2016

Tax Benefits for Education: Information Center

This page provides information about tax credits, deductions and savings plans that can help taxpayers with their expenses for higher education.
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February 2016

Improving the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit Would Help Working Families and Promote Tax Fairness for Women

Author(s): Amelia Bell, Katherine Gallagher Robbins, Amy Matsui
For nearly 60 years, Congress has recognized that the childcare expenses parents incur in order to earn income should be acknowledged in the tax code. This review provides an opportunity to strengthen and improve the CDCTC to reflect the needs of the increased number of mothers of young children in the labor force and the rising costs of child care.
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February 2016

The Child Tax Credit: Economic Analysis and Policy Options

This report provides an economic analysis of the child tax credit, explores how the credit has affected taxpayers' behavior about working and having children, and examines the complexity of administering this tax provision in the context of other child-related tax benefits.
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January 2016

States Can Adopt or Expand Earned Income Tax Credits to Build a Stronger Future Economy

Author(s): Erica Williams
This paper makes the case for why states should consider a state-based EITC program. It explains how the EITC design rewards working families, how most states model their EITCs on the federal credit, and how state EITCs are easy to administer and less expensive than many other tax cuts.
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January 2016

Financial Assets and Income

This report provides an analysis of income inequality, the effects of lack of income and savings, access to revolving credit, and predatory loan products.
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January 2016

A Brief Description of CRA

This webpage defines the Community Reinvestment Act and describes the history of the regulations.
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January 2016

2016 Advocates' Guide: An Educational Primer on Federal Programs and Resources Related to Affordable Housing and Community Development

This guide, issued/updated annually, is an extremely practical and useful document for its breadth of review of federal housing-related programs such as CDBG, Fair Housing, HOPE VI, Housing Choice Vouchers, McKinney-Vento, and Public Housing.
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January 2016

Frequently Asked Questions

Question 2 in this FAQ specifically addresses whether getting the EITC or CTC will lower other government benefits
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January 2016

Fact Sheet 6: How Private is My Credit Report

Topics included are: describing what is in a credit report, explaining credit scores, access to credit reports, how individuals can get a copy of their reports, free annual credit reports, dealing with negative information and errors, uses of credit reports for marketing purposes, enforcing rights through lawsuits and government complaints, and describing investigative consumer reports for employment, insurance, and rental housing.
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January 2016

Predatory Lending Practices

This webpage provides brief descriptions of some of the most common predatory mortgage lending abusive practices.
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January 2016

Credit and Debt Counseling

The NFCC is a national network of agencies that provide money management education; confidential budget, credit and debt counseling; and debt repayment plans for individuals and families.
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January 2016

About AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the largest free volunteer-run tax counseling and preparation service in the United States. Trained volunteers prepare tax returns and answer questions for low and middle income people, with special attention for those 60 years and older. Between January-April, the site provides information on sites around the country.