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  • 03/23/09
    The New Economic Recovery Law: Resources to Help Children and the Economy
    CDF gathered useful materials from federal agencies, congressional sources, and advocacy and other organizations so you can begin familiarizing yourself with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) funding and program activities available in your state and community. To ensure that children and families truly benefit from these increased funds, it is important to identify funding coming into your state that can be used to invest in children, families, and communities. These links will be updated on a regular basis, so check back frequently.
  • 03/16/09
    Avoiding the Pitfalls of Refund Anticipation Loans
    This report finds that low-income families lose billions to predatory commercial tax preparers and highlights the importance of tax credits for working families in tough economic times.
  • 01/12/09
    Letter from Marian Wright Edelman to Congressional Leadership Regarding the Stimulus Package
    A letter from CDF President Marian Wright Edelman to Congressional leadership regarding the stimulus package asking Congress to immediately pass a stimulus package that helps low-income families (those most in need and who will spend the money immediately) by including temporary tax credits.
  • 04/15/08
    2008 Mississippi Counties with Highest Number of Refund Anticipation Loans
    The chart, "Mississippi Counties with the Highest Number of Tax Returns Filed ," from "Halting the Loss of Billions of Dollars in Earned Income Tax Credit Benefits in the State of Mississippi" a April 2008 report on how low-income families lose billions each year in Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) benefits to high-interest, short-term loans, tax preparation fees, and other financial products issued by commercial tax preparers.
  • 04/15/08
    2008 Texas RAL Report - Counties with Highest Number of Refund Anticipation Loans
    The chart, Texas Counties with the Highest Number of Tax Returns Filed ," from "Halting the Loss of Billions of Dollars in Earned Income Tax Credit Benefits in the State of Texas," a April 2008 report on how low-income families lose billions each year in Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) benefits to high-interest, short-term loans, tax preparation fees, and other financial products issued by commercial tax preparers.
  • 04/15/08
    2008 Mississippi RAL Report - Counties with Highest Number of Refund Anticipation Loans
    The chart, "Total Dollars Lost to Tax Preparation Fees, Refund Anticipation Loans (RALs) and Refund Anticipation Checks (RACs) in Mississippi Counties with the Highest Percentage of EITC Returns with RALs, Tax Year 2005," from "Halting the Loss of Billions of Dollars in Earned Income Tax Credit Benefits in the State of Mississippi" a April 2008 report on how low-income families lose billions each year in Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) benefits to high-interest, short-term loans, tax preparation fees, and other financial products issued by commercial tax preparers.
  • 04/15/08
    2008 Mississippi RAL report - Total Dollars Lost by City
    The chart, "Total Dollars Lost to Tax Preparation Fees, Refund Anticipation Loans (RALs) and Refund Anticipation Checks (RACs) in MS Cities with the Highest Number of Returns Filed," from "Halting the Loss of Billions of Dollars in Earned Income Tax Credit Benefits in the State of Mississippi" a April 2008 report on how low-income families lose billions each year in Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) benefits to high-interest, short-term loans, tax preparation fees, and other financial products issued by commercial tax preparers.
  • 04/15/08
    2008 Texas RAL report - Total Dollars Lost by City
    The chart, "Total Dollars Lost to Tax Preparation Fees, Refund Anticipation Loans (RALs) and Refund Anticipation Checks (RACs) in TX Cities with the Highest Number of Returns Filed," from "Halting the Loss of Billions of Dollars in Earned Income Tax Credit Benefits in the State of Texas," a April 2008 report on how low-income families lose billions each year in Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) benefits to high-interest, short-term loans, tax preparation fees, and other financial products issued by commercial tax preparers.
  • 04/15/08
    2008 Texas RAL Report - Counties with Highest Number of Refund Anticipation Loans
    The chart, Texas Counties with the Highest Number of Tax Returns Filed," from "Halting the Loss of Billions of Dollars in Earned Income Tax Credit Benefits in the State of Texas," a April 2008 report on how low-income families lose billions each year in Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) benefits to high-interest, short-term loans, tax preparation fees, and other financial products issued by commercial tax preparers.
  • 04/15/08
    2008 Texas Counties with Highest Percentage of Refund Anticipation Loans
    The chart, "Texas Counties with the Highest Percentage of Refund Anticipation Loan (RALs) Purchases, Tax Year 2005," from "Halting the Loss of Billions of Dollars in Earned Income Tax Credit Benefits in the State of Texas," a April 2008 report on how low-income families lose billions each year in Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) benefits to high-interest, short-term loans, tax preparation fees, and other financial products issued by commercial tax preparers.
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