LOGAN — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown announced earlier this month that as the Senate and House consider tax extenders legislation, the package will include his proposal to permanently extend expansions of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC), which are two of the most important anti-poverty credits for families who work every day just to make ends meet.
Brown is the leading advocate in the Senate for the EITC and CTC, and has worked to prevent making some proposed business tax provisions permanent without also making the CTC and EITC permanent. Back in March, Brown introduced his Working Families Tax Relief Act, which proposed to expand and extend the EITC and CTC.
“Many Americans work hard but struggle each day just to provide for themselves and their family,” said Brown. “Without a doubt, there is no greater boost for these families than the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit. Together, these credits are a lifeline for working families, lifting millions out of poverty, providing an incentive to work, and putting more of the money they’ve earned in their pockets. By permanently extending these programs, we can help those most in need and protect this benefit for the millions of hardworking tax payers nationwide.”
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