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A series on how to implement guaranteed income in the U.S.
2020-2021

Assessing Non-filer Rates and Poverty Impacts for the Expanded CTC


Overview

The brief provides results of a range of scenarios for CTC take-up rates among eligible children, showing poverty reduction resulting from the American Rescue Plan Act’s expanded Child Tax Credit depends on enrollment of millions accessing other benefits.

While the CTC has reached more than 60 million eligible children and recently launched an improved non-filer enrollment portal, the impacts on child poverty could be greatly diminished if policymakers do not ensure poor non-filers receive the CTC. In addition to the immense ongoing outreach efforts, better administration is possible through data sharing to enroll those families accessing other benefits systems.  

Read the full brief here or press release of key takeaways here.


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