Tax and Budget

September 21, 2021 by Kelly Allen
Child Tax Credit Helps Families in Southern West Virginia

WVNS - The pandemic changed life for millions of Americans across the nation. Utility and food bills increased with more time spent at home, causing more financial stress for millions of families. Here in the Mountain State, one woman said Congressional action made a huge difference. Read the full article. “Ask them how much a…

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September 14, 2021 by Seth DiStefano
Child Tax Credit Program Takes Burden Off Families Locally and Across the Nation

WTRF - COVID-19 has taken a toll on many families. But, families who were just barely getting by are getting a boost, with the help of the expanded Child Tax Credit Program. Read the full article. Like other families, Jenny Showalter, who lives in Wheeling, knows the impact of the expanded Child Tax Credit program.…

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September 14, 2021 by WVCBP
As Congress Returns to Washington, Data Show the Expanded Child Tax Credit is Working in West Virginia

For Immediate Release: September 14, 2021Contact: Renee Alves, 559-916-5939 Charleston, WV – In March of 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act made significant but temporary changes to the Child Tax Credit (CTC). In addition to increasing the value of the CTC and including more families in this critical support, ARPA included the flexibility for eligible families to…

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August 19, 2021 by Seth DiStefano
Data Already Showing Positive Impacts of Child Tax Credit, Though More can be Done to Ensure Benefit Reaches All Children

Recent data from the United States Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey shows a significant decrease in food insufficiency immediately after households received the first advanced payment of the newly expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC), with the largest decline in hunger being among households with children. While the data is already showing the immediate benefits of…

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August 3, 2021 by WVCBP
New Report Explores Lessons Learned from the Pandemic, Outlines Blueprint for Economic Recovery

For Immediate Release: August 3, 2021Contact: Renee Alves, 559-916-5939 Charleston, WV – West Virginia faces a pivotal moment as we begin to emerge and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and recession. While the pandemic brought many of its own unique challenges, an important takeaway that was highlighted during COVID-19 was that there are also longstanding, structural challenges to the…

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July 29, 2021 by Sean O'Leary
Sales Tax Holiday in W.Va. This Weekend Could Help Struggling Families

West Virginia MetroNews - This weekend’s Sales Tax Holiday in West Virginia is expected to benefit a number of state residents who are hoping to save a few dollars amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Read the full article. “For a family that’s struggling, that can really help,” said Sean O’Leary, a senior analyst with the West Virginia…

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July 27, 2021 by Sean O'Leary
Surplus or Mirage? Why WV Gov. Jim Justice’s Budget Numbers Aren’t What They Seem

Mountain State Spotlight, West Virginia Public Broadcasting, Times West Virginian - On July 1, Gov. Jim Justice announced that in the 2021 fiscal year, which ended the previous day, West Virginia had a budget surplus of $413 million, topping previous expectations for the year. Read the full article. “We’re in great shape in West Virginia,” Justice…

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