The tax system can finance needed investments and reduce inequality — if tax credits for working families are protected and strengthened and the wealthy and corporations are required to pay their fair share of taxes.

What’s at Stake Today

Inequality is at record levels — yet some policy makers are proposing trillions of dollars in new tax breaks for the very wealthy while cutting tax credits for working families. Every year, special interest tax loopholes cost the federal government billions of dollars. That’s money that could be used to support struggling families and give them a chance for a better life.

What Is NWLC Doing?

We work with lawmakers to support tax policies that are designed to help the most vulnerable now — and to expand opportunity for a stronger future for everyone.

We work to protect and improve tax credits like the Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit that help families make ends meet. We support progressive tax reforms that would raise needed revenue. And we oppose proposals that would exclusively benefit the very wealthy, like attempts to repeal the estate tax, which would give heirs of the richest Americans millions at the expense of programs that could make a tremendous difference in the lives of low-income families.