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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