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In this white paper the Maryland Child Alliance introduces a more inclusive and efficient approach to family tax benefits in Maryland.

The personal exemption excludes the poorest households. In this blog post we propose converting the personal exemption into a fully refundable tax credit.

 The EITC does not reach the most vulnerable households. In this blog post we explain why Maryland should invest in a more inclusive Child Tax Credit (CTC) instead of the poorly designed (EITC).

Our goal is to pass legislation that will send monthly payments to Maryland families in the 2023 session. We have three potential bills that we are planning to pitch to legislators. Read about them and more here.

This blog post lays out three fundamental problems with means testing. 1) It shifts the tax burden onto the poor 2) It creates administrative burdens 3) It fails to universally recognize parenting as labor

Benefits conducted through the tax code risk missing families that need assistance the most. Read here to learn how we can ensure all families get the help they deserve.

The federal Child Tax Credit (CTC) is the primary mechanism in which the government assists parents with the costs of raising children. Yet, due to its problematic design, it leaves out many of the families that need it the most. Read here to learn more.

The federal Child Tax Credit (EITC) is the tax credit with the largest impact on child poverty. This post explores how it works and how we can make it better.

Opinion Pieces

This opinion piece, written by our President, published in the Baltimore Sun discusses the moral and policy implications of high child poverty rates.

Writing again for the Baltimore Sun, our President, Nate Golden, details how new spending will require new revenues and how to raise additional funds.

In this Maryland Matters opinion piece, Nate Golden and his UBI Center colleague Max Ghenis show how means tested tax credits impose high tax rates on working class Marylanders.