Refundable Tax Credits: Uptake Patterns in Texas Reveal Opportunities for States to Support Families


States and community organizations can increase awareness of credits.

Increasingly, the state and federal government use tax credits, such as the child tax credit and the earned income tax credit, to support families with low or moderate incomes. We surveyed families, many of whom had low incomes and young children, that participated in home visiting services in Texas.  

Learn more about rates of tax filing, the uptake of federal tax credits, and opportunities to support families’ access to refundable tax credits.

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