Reports & Toolkits

Tax provisions for child and dependent care expenses provide valuable help to many families struggling to pay for the care they need to earn a living. The tax codes of the federal government and 26 states, including the District of Columbia, currently contain a total of 34 child and dependent care (CADC) provisions that reduce the amount of tax owed by families and, in some instances, increase their tax refunds.

The National Women’s Law Center’s April 2011 edition of its publication Making Care Less Taxing: Improving State Child and Dependent Care Tax Provisions and its accompanying state-by-state report card Making the Grade for Care, together present a comprehensive overview of CADC provisions in effect through tax year 2010. The Center’s memoranda summarize developments in federal and state CADC provisions in 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, and 2011, and provide information on changes since 2010.

Published On: August 8, 2016Associated Issues: Child CareChild Care & Early LearningChild Care Tax Strategies