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Expanded $500M Family Tax Credit: NY Lawmakers Propose A Budget Boost!

New York State Lawmakers Propose $500 Million Tax Credit Package to Combat Rising Living Costs

New York Lawmakers Propose Tax Credit Package to Ease Financial Strain on Low and Middle Income Families

Spectrum NewsNew York State lawmakers are pushing for a $500 million family tax credit package in the final budget to aid low and middle income families grappling with rising living costs. The proposal aims to change the Empire State Child credit with the more generous Working Families Tax credit offering up to $550 per child to eligible taxpayers. The credit, which gradually decreases with higher incomes is projected to inject a billion dollars into the economy. Spearheaded by Democratic legislators, the initiative marks a significant step toward addressing affordability concerns statewide. Lawmakers emphasize the urgency of tackling poverty with some areas like Syracuse seeing alarming rates. The inclusion of the Working Families Tax Credit in both legislative chambers budget priorities underscores bipartisan recognition of the need for tangible solutions to assist struggling New Yorkers.

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Advocates Highlight Dual Approach to Economic Relief: Tax Credits and Affordable Housing Focus in New York’s Budget Agenda

Advocates argue that such tax credits directly benefit families while stimulating local economies. Alongside these efforts officials stress the crucial role of affordable housing in alleviating financial burdens for residents. Recognizing housing as a top priority post budget policymakers aim to tackle New York’s housing shortage as a fundamental step towards easing the cost of living statewide.

READ ALSO: Child Care Tax Credit Bill Moves Forward, Boosting Family Support

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