This memorandum serves as a supplement to the 2011 report Making Care Less Taxing and summarizes changes to state and federal child and dependent care tax provisions that took effect or were enacted in 2013.
The National Women’s Law Center is collecting stories about how federal and state tax credits made a difference for families this year. We know you see the difference tax credits make, and we want to hear from you!
The 2012 Supplement to Making Care Less Taxing, the Center’s 2011 report on state child and dependent care tax provisions, and the accompanying state report card, Making the Grade for Care, which grades those state provisions, covers the 34 child and dependent care tax provisions in effect in 28 states in tax year 2011.
Karen Schulman is a Senior Policy Analyst in NWLC's Family Economic Security division. She researches and writes about child care and early education policies. She received her bachelor's degree from Williams College and her master's degree in Public Policy from Duke University. Prior to joining NWLC, she worked at the Children's Defense Fund.