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April 2015 Latinomics: Tax Time!

April 16th, 2015 by admin

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It’s tax time, the perfect occasion to highlight the importance of the Child Tax Credit and the Earned Income Tax Credit to Latino working families. These credits encourage work, keep millions of families out of poverty, and have lifelong benefits for kids and families.

In recent months, NCLR has worked to ensure home care workers were not excluded from minimum wage laws and released a report on the remarkable resilience of Latino youth in the face of adversity. When congressional proposals threatened to weaken crucial gainsmade by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), our network stood strong in preserving consumer rights.

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The Power of Refundable Tax Credits

This tax season, those of us expecting a refund probably filed our taxes earlier than the April 15 deadline. Millions of low- and moderate-income workers will qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC).

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Homeownership is a cornerstone of the American Dream and often a doorway to greater opportunity.

The family that is able to buy or rent in a neighborhood with a thriving local economy is undoubtedly more likely to find the kinds of quality, well-paying jobs that will help them move up the economic ladder.

Children who are able to attend good school systems have a greater chance of moving on to higher education and achieving their professional dreams.

Choosing where to settle down is a decision with tremendous implications for a family’s future.

Unfortunately, not everybody is given a fair shot at living in the communities of their choice.

The Fair Housing Act, signed into law more than 45 years ago to end discriminatory housing practices, has been an essential safeguard for Latino families who would otherwise have been denied equal access to housing.