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Don’t Count Out Congress! Tax Dealing in the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024

February 06, 2024 (2 min read)

Legislation called The Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024 (TRAFA) is intended to spur innovation and economic growth, allowing corporate taxpayers greater deductions in research and development and interest expense. It also would increase the amount of and expand access to the child tax credit through 2025. Is Congress in a position to pass it?

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