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Democrats try delicate tax maneuvers for $3.5 trillion bill

House Democrats on Tuesday began the serious work of trying to implement President Joe Biden’s expansive spending plan, but getting there will require remarkable legislative nimbleness, since Biden has said the revenue to pay for it must come only from Americans who earn more than $400,000 a year. Republicans, who have vowed lockstep opposition to

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Senate Dems unveil $3.5T budget for social, climate efforts

Photo: Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla.,joined at left by Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, charges Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., chair of the Senate Budget Committee, with contributing to inflation, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Aug. 9, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Senate Democrats unwrapped a budget resolution Monday envisioning a massive $3.5

Child Tax Credit

Child Tax Credit 2021: What’s new in it and what to know

The Child Tax Credit checks are being mailed out across the United States on July 15, 2021. These payments will be available to around 39 million families. Many families are already benefiting from the advance payments. The money has been distributed in a variety of ways. Some families received their money directly deposited into their

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IRS online tool helps families see if they qualify for the Child Tax Credit; one of three tools now available for the upcoming advance payments

The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service urged families to take advantage of a special online tool that can help them determine whether they qualify for the Child Tax Credit and the special monthly advance payments beginning on July 15. Available exclusively on IRS.gov, the new Child Tax Credit Eligibility Assistant, launched earlier this

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Biden to propose free preschool, as speech details emerge

President Joe Biden will call for free preschool for all three- and four-year-old children, a $200 billion investment to be rolled out as part of his sweeping American Families Plan being unveiled Wednesday in an address to Congress. The administration said the historic investment would benefit 5 million children and save the average family $13,000.

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COVID-19 relief would overhaul, boost aid for 1.5 million Arizona kids

As many as 1.5 million Arizona children could benefit from an expansion of the child tax credit that would mean monthly checks to parents of up to $300 per child if approved by Congress this week. The expansion is a little-discussed portion of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, the Biden administration’s sweeping pandemic relief bill that

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