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March 2018

Tax-Time Products 2018: New Generation of Tax Time Loans Surges in Popularity

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In this tax-time financial products report explains the replacement of refund anticipation loans with refund anticipation checks, the difference between the two products, and historical data on the two products.
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February 2018

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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February 2018

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 2018

Innocent Spouse Relief (Including Separation of Liability and Equitable Relief)

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In some instances, married people can get relief from joint tax liability. This site describes three types of relief, including the Innocent Spousal Relief which provides relief if your spouse or former spouse failed to report income, reported income improperly or claimed improper deductions or credits.
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October 2017

Taxpayers Who are Victims of Domestic Abuse Should Know Their Rights

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Domestic abuse often includes control over finances, and important part of managing finances is understanding one’s tax rights. This page from the IRS offers information about survivors' rights when filing their taxes.
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July 2017

The EITC and the Refundable Child Tax Credit Are Extremely Important to Women’s Economic Security

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This fact sheet evidences how refundable tax credits for low- and moderate income working families, including the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC), provide a significant economic boost to women and their families.
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February 2017

Five Things to Know About the Child Tax Credit

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This page provides quick facts about the CTC including qualifications, credit levels, limitations, and links to application forms.
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January 2017

EITC and CTC Comparison Chart

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This chart compares EITC and CTC qualifications based on income, taxpayer ID number, filing status, age requirement, and child qualifications.
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January 2017

Financial Assets and Income

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This report provides an analysis of income inequality, the effects of lack of income and savings, and access to revolving credit. Policy recommendations are made with respect to individual development accounts and retirement savings.
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January 2017

Homeownership & Housing

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This report provides an analysis of housing and home ownership, including the gap between white households and households of color, and the need for states to proactively support safe and affordable routes to homeownership.
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December 2016

Eligibility of VAWA Self-Petitioners for Financial Assistance Under Section 214 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1980

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This memo clarifies HUD’s position on the rights of certain noncitizens who are battered or subject to extreme cruelty by a spouse or parent, who is a Untied States Citizen or lawful permanent resident (LPR), to apply for and receive assistance under Section 214 of the Housing and Communality Development Act.
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September 2016

State Fact Sheets: The Earned Income and Child Tax Credits

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These fact sheets provide state-by-state data on how the EITC and CTC reduce poverty, who benefits, how state EITCs can supplement the federal credit, and who benefits from two proposals to strengthen the credits.