Growing Our Economy
Child Tax Credit Delivered $46.8 Million in Tax Cuts to Local Families in August – But Some Need to Act Now
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Transforming Families’ Economic Security: Press Conference Marking First Day of CTC Payments to Millions
July 15, 2021
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) joined Foundation Communities, Councilwoman Vanessa Fuentes, and Austin parent and recent Texas State graduate Cristina Guajardo to mark the first day of Child Tax Credit (CTC) payments. They explained who can expect payments automatically and how much is coming—as well as how parents who do not normally file a tax return can ensure they do not miss out on these important payments and get free, bilingual help from Foundation Communities. The video of this press conference is available here. Rep. Doggett has published an FAQ webpage for families’ questions, available in both English and Spanish here.
Austin American-Statesman: Monthly child tax credit payments start hitting bank accounts today. Here's what to know
To grow our economy, we need to invest in our workforce, education, and job training. We need to fix our crumbling infrastructure, bringing it into the 21st century.
June 25, 2021
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee, joined by over 50 Members, and with leadership from U.S. Representatives Mike Kelly (R-PA) and Danny Davis (D-IL), introduced bipartisan legislation removing a major financial and logistical barrier to students securing higher education opportunities. The Tax Free Pell Grants Act expands the usage of Pell Grants on a tax-free basis, improves coordination with the American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC) and ensures students don’t lose out on any AOTC benefits. More than a decade ago, Rep. Doggett authored provisions that ensures that the AOTC allows a tax cut of up to $10,000 on education expenses, such as tuition, textbooks and fees.