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What is the Child Tax Credit (CTC)?

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Raising children is expensive—recent reports show that the cost of raising a child is over $200,000 throughout the child’s lifetime. The Child Tax Credit (CTC) can give taxpayers back money at tax time to help with those costs. This page outlines key provisions of the CTC, including important changes that take effect in tax year 2018.
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Predatory Lending: The New Face of Economic Injustice

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The document describes the discriminatory practices of predatory lending and their impact on African Americans and Latinos in particular. Analysis is offered as to the effects of predatory lending on the already disproportionate wealth gap between African Americans and whites and Latinos and whites. Mortgage lending, auto lending, and payday lending are all concisely reviewed. Advocates may find this document helpful as a primer and tool for prioritizing and acting on issues that affect affordable housing.
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Establishing Individual Development Accounts for Domestic Violence Survivors

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This brief fact sheet describes IDA programs, eligibility requirements, and how AFI grantees can work with domestic violence programs to offer IDAs to survivors.
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Do Welfare and IDA Program Policies Affect Asset Holdings?

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Minimal research has examined the affect of public assistance rules on saving and asset accumulation among low-income families.
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Domestic Violence Survivors

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This webpage identifies a number of consumer issues faced by survivors of domestic violence, including: budgeting, prioritizing debt, credit reports, repairing damaged credit, utility rights, managing debt, assistance with payments, student loans, bankruptcy, and foreclosure.
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Everything You Need to Know About Individual Development Accounts

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This page covers all the basics of IDAs including what they are, who qualifies, funding sources, and how to start an IDA program. Also available is a link to join a network of IDA providers.
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Tax Policy Center Analysis of the American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA)

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The American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA) makes permanent most of the tax cuts enacted between 2001 and 2010 and extends other tax provisions for between one and five years.
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A Profile of the Working Poor, 2014

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In 2014, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, about 46.7 million people, or 14.8 percent of the nation’s population, lived below the official poverty level. This report presents data on the relationship between labor force activity and poverty status in 2014 for workers and their families. These data were collected in the 2015 Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey. Previous years' reports can be found in the Bureau of Labor Statistics' reports archives.
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Poverty Thresholds

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This page provides access to tables outlining the poverty thresholds since 1978, by size of family and number of children under 18.
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EITC Central

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The IRS maintains this site as a comprehensive online resource for EITC information, including a "What's Hot" page to provide timely updates on the EITC program, including legal and administrative changes.
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Child and Dependent Care Expenses: For use in preparing 2018 Returns

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This booklet provides an overview of the CDCTC, explains which expenses qualify, and includes charts for determining eligibility and worksheets for correctly claiming the CDCTC on tax returns.