Expanding Child Tax Credits Provides More Effective Inflation Relief Than A Higher Standard Deduction

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“Representatives Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY) and Michelle Steel (R-CA) have introduced the Working Families Tax Cut Act to increase the standard deduction – which would increase the fixed amount of income exempt from taxes. This might not seem like something that would pass as standalone legislation, but it could be attached to a larger bill. At that point, details might change, but the effect would likely be similar. The bill’s proponents are seeking to offset the costs of inflation for middle-income workers.”

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