Child Tax Credit Advocacy
The enhanced Child Tax Credit, passed in the American Rescue Plan legislation of 2021, and the existing Earned Income Credit, require that those eligible to receive them live at least six month during the year in the United States. This excludes many Americans overseas who may qualify for the tax benefits. Independent studies show that Americans overseas are similar demographically to Americans living in the United States and that those in need of the Child Tax Credit and the Earned Income Credit face the same issues overseas as domestic Americans. ACA has written to the tax writing committee to have them investigate why Americans overseas were left out of this important legislation aca-ctc-letter-211006.pdf (americansabroad.org).