Stories tagged: "child tax credit"


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The Expanded Child Tax Credit Has Lifted 45K Wisconsin Children Out of Poverty. It Will Expire Soon if Congress Doesn’t Act.

More than 1 million children in the state have benefited from the monthly payments, which will stop unless Congress extends them by Dec. 28.

The children of Emily Shields, Eau Claire, are among tens of millions who benefit from a federal child tax credit that has been expanded and converted into monthly payments through the American Rescue Plan proposed by President Joe Biden and passed with only Democratic votes in Congress. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
GOP States Are Getting a Big Chunk of Biden’s Popular Child Tax Credit—Wisconsin Also Above Average

The highest monthly benefits are going to nearly a dozen states that voted for Trump. Wisconsin ranks 14th.

The parents of Lennon, left, and Abram Stanley say their family is benefiting from the child tax credit expansion. (Photo courtesy of the Stanley family)
Wisconsin Families Seeing Benefits Two Months Into Child Tax Credit Expansion

The expanded credit, which lasts through December, is benefitting an estimated 90% of Wisconsin children.

Emily Shields
‘Head Above Water’: Expanded Child Tax Credit Will Help 92% of Wisconsin Children

Parents across Wisconsin and the US received their first monthly payments after the American Rescue Plan expanded the child tax credit.