Changes to Low Income Tax Credits and their Impact on Immigrants

Posted by Ceiba on March 28, 2016

Ceiba and the National Council of La Raza host Discussion on Recent Changes by Congress to Low Income Tax Credits and their Impact on Immigrants

On Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at 4PM at the Norris Square Presbyterian Church, 2140 N Hancock St Philadelphia PA 19122, Ceiba and the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) will lead a panel discussion about the Recent Changes by Congress to Low Income Tax Credits and their Impact on Immigrants.

In December, Congress passed a $680 billion tax deal making a number of tax credits permanent, including the refundable Child Tax Credit (CTC) and the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), while extending others for five years. The permanent extension of the CTC and EITC was important to low-income working families. However, the tax deal placed a number of restrictions that will keep some immigrants from receiving some tax credits and imposed an ITIN revalidation process depending on when the number was issued. In addition to providing information about the recent changes by Congress, the panelists will also discuss the value of using free tax preparation and applications for ITINs as gateways to asset building; and the importance of securing congressional reauthorization for funding of the VITA program. The Panel will be moderated by Rafael Collazo, National Council of La Raza and include:

• Lany Villalobos, Esq. – Christine Brunswick Public Service Tax Fellow, Philadelphia Legal Assistance
• Councilwoman Maria Quiñones Sanchez
• Ellen Sittenfeld Battistelli, Policy Analyst, National Immigration Law Center

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