Eligibility Restrictions for Refundable Tax Credits Would Harm Texas’ Economy

Working Paper

The GOP tax proposal threatens certain taxpaying immigrants’ eligibility for refundable tax credits. Currently, taxpayers filing with an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) are eligible for the CTC, and a Social Security number is required to claim the EITC. The Republican plan would require a work-authorized Social Security number (SSN) to claim the EITC and it would require those filing with an ITIN and claiming the CTC to provide a SSN for each child. These proposed changes would impact millions of Latino families and their nearly four million U.S. citizen Latino children as well as DACA recipients who would no longer be eligible to claim the EITC once their status expires.

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