New Oregon Child Tax Credit Leaves Out Most Families

There's a new Oregon child tax credit, but how many families will it help?

Family homes in the fall in Portland, Oregon
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Oregon has joined at least eight other states in implementing a new or expanded state child tax credit (CTC) since the expanded federal child tax credit expired in 2022. The new Oregon child tax credit, known as the "Oregon Kid’s Credit," is worth up to $1,000 and is completely refundable. That means eligible taxpayers can receive the credit back as a tax refund. 

“By providing support during a child’s critical developmental years, the Oregon Kids’ Credit aims to address economic disparities and ensure that every child in Oregon has a strong foundation for life,” said Sen. Wlnsvey Campos (D - Beaverton) in a press release after the state senate approved the tax break. 

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Katelyn Washington
Tax Writer

Katelyn has more than 6 years’ experience working in tax and finance. While she specializes in tax content, Katelyn has also written for digital publications on topics including insurance, retirement and financial planning and has had financial advice commissioned by national print publications. She believes that knowledge is the key to success and enjoys helping others reach their goals by providing content that educates and informs.