Family tax credits, which are designed to help low-wage workers boost their earnings and meet their expenses, can make a huge difference in the lives of women and families.

What’s at Stake Today

Tax credits can be worth thousands of dollars to working families. But lawmakers need to save critical provisions of family tax credits to prevent millions from falling into poverty. And they need to improve tax credits to help more families make ends meet.

What Is NWLC Doing?

Right now, both the Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit are under threat. If Congress lets improvements to these credits expire, women will suffer two-thirds of the losses. Sixteen million people will fall into or deeper into poverty. So we’re pulling out all the stops to make sure these tax credits stay safe.

We’re also working to improve tax credits. Lawmakers need to expand the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit and make it refundable. And they need to close the gap in the EITC for workers without qualifying children.

Through our Tax Credits Outreach campaign, we partner with advocates and community leaders during tax season each year to make sure families know about the tax credits they’re eligible for and how they can claim them.