The Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit have been effective in reducing poverty and providing crucial financial assistance for millions of American families. Despite decades of bipartisan support, administrative challenges—including underwhelming take-up rates, improper payments, and an ineffective audit process—have hampered their effectiveness. As deliberations continue over structural reforms to these programs, policymakers also have an opportunity to make administrative improvements to tackle these challenges.
BPC and the National Academy of Public Administration host this conversation with policy experts and stakeholders to highlight issues with CTC and EITC and discuss bipartisan intergovernmental solutions that could improve their administration for American families and workers.
President and CEO, National Academy of Public Administration
Keynote remarks by:
Former Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service, US Treasury Department
Panel discussion with:
Economic Mobility Specialist, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Senior Policy Advisor, Office of County Judge Lina Hidalgo, Harris County (Houston, TX)
Director, Tax Institute at H&R Block
Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Network Building, Prosperity Now
Senior Associate Director of Economic Policy, Bipartisan Policy Center