Boosting Child Tax Credit Would Lift Poor Black Children Out of Poverty

The report said that eliminating the minimum earnings requirement and making the credit fully refundable would also make the Child Tax Credit more effective. (Stock Photo)

The report said that eliminating the minimum earnings requirement and making the credit fully refundable would also make the Child Tax Credit more effective. (Stock Photo) WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Reforms proposed to the Child Tax Credit by the Center for American Progress could help to reduce poverty in children younger than 3 years old in the Black community by nearly 22 percent.

The plans to enhance the credit are laid out in a report by the progressive think tank.

According to the report, childhood poverty costs the United States $672 billion every year “due to higher health costs, lower educational outcomes, […]