As Fresh Suggestions for the Child Tax Credit Are Put Forward, Poverty Is Becoming More Closely Tied to the Benefit

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According to a new study, the steep increase in child poverty rates is directly tied to the child tax benefit.

The study examined the rate at which child poverty increased dramatically between December 2021 and January 2022.

This is most likely because of the advance payments that families may receive between July and December 2021.

Millions of households received $250-$300 handouts for their children.

Families with a higher income received less.

61 million children from 36 million households got payments in December.

Child poverty is presently at its greatest level since 2020 ended.

Stimulus programs and unemployment benefits significantly reduced poverty rates and have since been phased out.

What Will Become of the Child Tax Credit?

Several states are assisting residents now that the payments have ceased.

Families in California are eligible for the Young Child Tax Credit.

Families earning less than $25,000 qualify for this credit.

If your income is between $25,000 and $30,000, the credit is lowered.

Only children under the age of six are eligible.

The incentive is known as the Dependent Exemption Tax Credit in Maine and provides parents with $300 per kid.

Maryland offers a $500 credit.

The youngster must be under the age of 17 and have a low income due to a handicap.

Proposal for a New Federal Child Tax Credit

Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential candidate, has proposed a new child tax credit program to assist families.

It is dubbed the Family Security Act and would provide families with $350 per month for children under the age of six and $250 for children from six to seventeen.

The maximum monthly benefit available to families would be $1,250 per household.

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