February 16, 2021 — Issue Brief

Congress has enacted extraordinary relief for families hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. That relief includes two rounds of Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) and measures to help the poorest families, who got even poorer in 2020, to claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) despite a lack of income in 2020. President Biden has also proposed to expand the child tax credit (CTC) to help families cope