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Understanding the Difference Between the Child Tax Credit and the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit ⁠— and Why We Need Both

December 1, 2023

Child care is not a luxury for American families – it’s a necessity. Yet the high costs associated with quality child care are rapidly out-pacing most other expenses faced by …

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FFYF Capsule Collection: Tax Policy and Child Care

November 30, 2023

Millions of American families today are struggling to find the affordable, reliable, quality child care they depend on to go to work. This has a devastating impact on our youngest …

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Federal Tax Provisions That Support Child Care

November 29, 2023

American families depend on affordable, reliable, quality child care to go to work – but this care is often hard to find and too costly. These challenges have a tremendous …

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The First Five Things To Know About: The Federal Tax Code and Child Care

September 12, 2023

Millions of American families are struggling to find the affordable, reliable, quality child care they depend on to go to work. This has a devastating impact on our youngest learners, …

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The First Five Things To Know About: A New Poll Showing Voter Support For Child Care Funding

July 16, 2023

In July 2023, Public Opinion Strategies completed a poll on behalf of the First Five Years Fund, examining voter attitudes toward the issue of child care and early childhood education …

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The First Five Things to Know: The Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit

April 13, 2023

For millions of working parents with small children, child care is a major expense. It is also a necessary expense, as many parents are unable to work without it. The …

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On Its Anniversary, Critical Child Care Tax Provision Needs Updating

October 4, 2022

The Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (CDCTC) is the only provision of the tax code specifically created to help parents offset work-related child care expenses. The CDCTC was created …

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Ahead Of Tax Day, Critical Child Care Tax Provision Needs Updating

April 14, 2022

Tax Day 2022 is Monday, April 18th, and while much attention has been paid to the vitally important Child Tax Credit (CTC) in recent years, there’s another critical provision of …

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Expanded CDCTC Provides Cost Relief to Families This Tax Season

March 9, 2022

As tax season kicks into high gear, there is one critical tax credit that is the only credit exclusively that helps parents offset the high costs of child care expenses, …

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Build Back Better Act: Child Care in the House Ways and Means Committee Package

September 16, 2021

As part of President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda with proposals to create jobs, cut taxes, and lower costs for working families, the House and Senate are considering the Build …

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Child Care and Preschool in the Build Back Better Act

July 29, 2021

The Biden administration’s proposal to reform and invest in America’s early learning and care system   In April, the White House unveiled the details of President Biden’s American Families Plan, …

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