State Democrats Planning Legislation To Alleviate High Cost Of Child Care

Wisconsin Democrats hope to introduce legislation to make quality child care more affordable for working families by offering them an annual income tax credit.
Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling, D-La Crosse, said the bill will likely mirror the federal law that offers a tax break for up to 35 percent of qualifying care expenses. That would include up to around $3,000 for one child and up to roughly $6,000 for two or more children.

While Democrats narrow down the state-specific formula, the federal law offers tax credits for a variety of expenses, including costs associated with a traditional daycare center, a babysitter and summer camp.

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