What to know about the new $100M U.S. Supermarket Tax Credit

The tax credit, which has been extended through 2020, is designed to help low-income Americans afford groceries for their families, according to the White House.

The tax credit is currently set to expire in 2020 and the tax reform law allows it to be renewed.

The credit is worth $1,000 per person and applies to groceries, gas, gasoline, cigarettes and alcohol, according the White President’s Council of Economic Advisers.

It’s the latest effort by the Trump administration to help small businesses, which have historically struggled to compete with big-box retailers.

Last year, Trump announced a $1.5 billion tax credit for small businesses to help them compete with Wal-Mart and Target.