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New tax code’s implications for low-income families

President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) into law in late 2017, and it went into effect on January 1, 2018. This Fast Focus highlights key TCJA provisions for low-income families with children, exploring the implications in both the short- and long-term. The brief draws from work presented by scholar Elaine Maag of the Urban Institute-Brookings Institution Tax Policy Center in a February 7, 2018 webinar with James Ziliak of the University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research hosted by the Institute for Research on Poverty.


Child Poverty, Children, Economic Support, Social Insurance Programs