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October 1, 2015
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Dear Supporter,

The federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) help struggling working families make ends meet and pump milions of dollars into our local economies. According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, more than 435,000 New Jersey children benefit from these tax credits, often pulling them out of poverty.

In fact, these credits provided $256 million to New Jersey families this year, according to figures from the state Department of Treasury.

Congress must approve continued funding of these credits. If allowed to expire, 213,000 New Jersey children, and 480,000 residents overall, will be pushed into or deeper into poverty. Of the New Jersey working families that would lose some or all of the credits, 24,000 are veteran and military families with children.

We understand that Congress is likely to work on legislation this fall to make several temporary business tax provisions permanent parts of the tax code. A letter is being sent to Senators Booker and Menendez, asking that they help ensure that the critical provisions of the EITC and the CTC, which expire in 2017, be made permanent as well.

If you or your organization supports the EITC and/or the Child Tax Credit, please click here to add your organization’s name to the letter. Please sign on no later than Wednesday, Oct. 7


Cecilia Zalkind
Executive Director

Advocates for Children of New Jersey

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