Making Care Less Taxing: State Child and Dependent Care Tax Provisions, Tax Year 2021

Tax provisions for child and dependent care expenses can provide some help to families struggling to pay for the care they need to support their families. The tax codes of the federal government and over half the states have some type of child and dependent care (CADC) tax provision that reduces the amount of tax owed by families and, in some instances, increases their tax refunds. This fact sheet provides information about these state CADC tax provisions for Tax Year 2021.