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April 2016

Tax Benefits for Education: Information Center

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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

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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

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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

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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

Credit and Debt Counseling

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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

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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.
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January 2016

2016 Adoption Tax Credit Information

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This webpage provides an overview of the Federal Adoption Tax Credit, and provides brief descriptions of qualifying adoption expenses, state adoption tax credits, adoption disruption, dependency tax exemption, and adoption tax credit before finalization.
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January 2016

Housing and Home Ownership

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This report provides findings from a survey of IDA programs across the country, including key aspects of the IDA field, information on accountholders, common asset purchases, and funding sources, as well as resource gaps of the field.
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January 2016

The Steep Climb to Economic Opportunity for Vulnerable Families

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This report summarizes the key findings from the 2016 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard and provides a deeper look at the racial wealth divide and the outcome and policy data trends over time and across states in the Scorecard’s five issue areas: Financial Assets & Income, Businesses & Jobs, Housing & Homeownership, Education and Health Care.
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January 2016

Fact Sheet 6(c): Your Credit Score

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Relevant reports and studies are linked within the document making this document an efficient 'one-stop' reference tool.
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January 2016

Don’t be a Victim of Loan Fraud

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This brochure lists eleven tips for being a “smart consumer” when looking to buy a home. It also describes predatory lending and details tactics used by predators.
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January 2016

A Brief Description of CRA

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