Beginning tomorrow, Thursday, July 15, working families across Wisconsin will start receiving a monthly tax cut that was established under the American Rescue Plan — the Biden Administration COVID-19 recovery package that was voted down by every Republican member of Congress, including U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson.
Unlike Republicans’ 2017 tax law — which was projected to send more than 80% of its benefits to the richest 1% of income-earners and large corporations like Chevron, Eli Lily, and Wells Fargo — this tax cut is returning money back to the pockets of working families: The American Rescue Plan’s expanded child tax credit will benefit 39 million families — with families receiving a monthly tax cut of up to $300-per-child.
Under the expanded child tax credit, “all but the most affluent families [are] eligible to receive up to $300 a month per child,” according to the New York Times, such that “the payments will cut child poverty by nearly half, an achievement with no precedent.”
Ron Johnson will have to answer for his opposition to this program that is expected to lift up millions of American families.
Here’s a look at how the expanded tax cut has been covered:
- Wisconsin State Journal: Child tax credit cash to start hitting parents’ bank accounts Thursday.
- Spectrum News 1: Wisconsin’s Child Tax Credit payments to begin in July
- New York Times: Monthly Payments to Families With Children to Begin