Child Tax Credit Enhancements Under the American Rescue Plan Act

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In recent years, there has been a renewed demand for offering direct benefits to families with children to reduce child poverty in the United States. The federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARP), which became law on March 11, 2021, expands the Child Tax Credit (CTC) scope to benefit more families. This tax credit can significantly reduce child poverty, build racial equity, and create a public investment for the good of all children.