Brief Reforming the Child Tax Credit: An Update
Elaine Maag, Elena Ramirez
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This brief analyzes seven options for Child Tax Credit reform that would (1) make the CTC more consistent with other parts of the tax code; (2) target additional benefits to young children; or (3) broadly increase the credit for most current recipients.

Research Areas Families Social safety net Taxes and budgets Children and youth
Tags Families with low incomes Poverty Refundable tax credits Individual taxes Child Tax Credit
Policy Centers Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center