July 16, 2020

The Tax Relief We Need in the Next COVID-19 Package

Next week, Senate Majority Leader McConnell is expected to release Senate Republicans’ proposal for the next COVID-19 relief package. Earlier this week, White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow confirmed that another package was imminent, and stated

April 15, 2020

Five Things Women Need to Know About Recovery Rebates and Economic Impact Payments

April 15 is usually the deadline for filing tax returns, but due to the COVID-19 crisis, tax filing deadlines for the federal government and many states are delayed until July. Many people have started receiving direct

March 16, 2020

COVID-19 Shows Us That Our Tax Policies Need to Change

H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, is a critical first step towards meeting some immediate needs of people whose health, well-being, and livelihoods are threatened by the COVID-19 pandemic. This legislation will provide paid

March 10, 2020

How The Government Could Actually Support Working Families During a Health Crisis

Click here to learn more about coronavirus and steps you can take to protect yourself and those around you.  COVID-19 threatens to become the largest crisis of a presidency with no shortage of crises, causing a public health emergency in

December 5, 2019

Here’s Why We Won’t Clap for Every Woman in Leadership: On the Confirmation of Extremist Sarah Pitlyk

Madeline Albright famously said, “there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other.” While supporting women leadership is important, it’s equally important to call-out behavior that is harmful to women, even if

February 10, 2020

Trump’s Budget Lays Out His Blueprint for Women and Families — And It’s Terrifying

President Trump is cutting Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. He is taking food away from kids in the school lunch line, erecting barriers to affordable housing, and rolling back health and safety protections for women and

February 7, 2020

How States Are Making Care Less Taxing in Tax Year 2019

I filed my Tax Year 2019 tax returns—but perhaps you haven’t yet. If you paid child or dependent care expenses in 2019, or if you’re a child care provider or advocate who knows families that did, pay attention!   We know that many parents struggle to afford high-quality, affordable child

January 31, 2020

What Is the EITC and How Does it Benefit WOC?

Today, we recognize Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Awareness Day. The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a federal tax credit for low- and moderate-income families that provides refunds. Along with the Child Tax Credit (CTC)

December 20, 2019

Five Reasons We Need to Tax the Patriarchy

As we close out the decade, ‘tis the season for lists that reflect back on the last 10 years. This year we – along with our partners at the Groundwork Collaborative, Roosevelt Institute, and Georgetown Center

December 18, 2019

The Trump Tax Law Is Still A Bad Deal for Women and Families.

Congressional negotiators reached an agreement on a spending deal earlier this week, which was a mixed bag for women and families. Though Congress agreed to change some tax provisions during last-minute negotiations, the final spending package did not include improvements to two important tax benefits that would have helped women with low incomes and their families: the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for

June 24, 2019

Tax Credits and Child Care – House Committee Approves Supports For Women and Families

Last week, the House Ways and Means Committee advanced several bills that would make remarkable investments in women and families. Specifically, the Committee approved a bill, sponsored by Chairman Richard Neal, that would significantly improve tax

June 11, 2019

Extremist Anti-Abortion Laws are Undermining Legislative Progress in States

As state legislative sessions wrap up, states, in many ways, continue to be at the forefront of advancing laws that support working families and create the equitable workplaces and communities that women need. However, it seems

June 7, 2019

Happy Friday: Working Families Tax Relief Act Introduced in the House

Here’s a little good news for your Friday. You may recall that back in April, Senators Brown, Bennet, Durbin and Wyden introduced the Working Families Tax Relief Act – a little piece of legislation that would