Expired 2021 Child Tax Credit Cut Child Poverty Nearly in Half

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Merrill Gay, executive director of the CT Early Childhood Alliance, said the federal tax credit had lifted quite a few Connecticut families above the poverty line. 

By Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie.com 

The U.S. Census Bureau boosted an effort by congressional Democrats to extend an expanded child tax credit with new data this week showing that the credit contributed to a decline in child poverty in 2021 to its lowest recorded levels.

The federal government expanded the child tax credit for 2021 through the American Rescue Plan Act. The pandemic relief legislation bolstered the credit in several ways including increasing the maximum credit from up to $2,000 per eligible child to up to $3,600 per child and making it fully available to low or no-income families.

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  • Now it is time to take responsibility for your own life. Get rid of the newer model Nissan or Lexus. Get a flip phone and don’t have more kids unless you can support them. When I walk in Hartford at lunch, I see many able bodied males who could be working. You sacrifice certain things (working at the fast food joint)in life so your children have a better life

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