HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - A child tax credit proposal was unveiled on Tuesday morning.

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State Rep. Sean Scanlon, a Democrat who represents Guilford and is chairman of the House Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee, hosted a virtual roundtable discussion.

He said his bill is modeled after the federal child tax credit and would provide tax relief to more than 1 million Connecticut residents.

"The cost of raising a child in Connecticut is far too expensive for middle and working class families," Scanlon said. "This legislation will provide serious tax relief to parents and will be a dramatic step towards making Connecticut a more affordable place to raise a family.

The legislation would phase in a child tax credit of up to 30 percent of the federal credit over four years for state tax filers who make up to $681,861. By year four, Scanlon said a middle class family in Connecticut making between $53,419 and $202,859 with three children would be able to reduce their state taxes by $1,800 per year.

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Rep. Sean Scanlon, D-Guilford, proposed child tax credit legislation on Jan. 19 that would mirror the federal one.

Scanlon was joined by parents from across the state who spoke about the challenges Connecticut families face and how such a credit would help.

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