Reducing Child Poverty through the Child Tax Credit
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 temporarily expands the size and eligibility guidelines of the Child Care Tax Credit. Due to this expansion, it is estimated that 27 million children in low-income families will qualify for expanded direct income support levels, which are anticipated to reduce child poverty by half in 2021. The National Association of Counties will host a webinar on April 6, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET to discuss outreach and tax assistance strategies so that low-income families can access these new benefits. Speakers include representatives from the Franklin County (Ohio) Department of Health and Human Services, the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, and the Field Engagement and Tax Opportunity Network at Prosperity Now.