SCAN Statement on White House’s Proposed Child Care Tax Plan

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Trump’s plan would increase the Child and Dependent Care Credit, as well as make it refundable

Washington, D.C. (April 26, 2017) – Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) released the following statement today on President Trump’s proposed child care tax credit plan. News reports indicate it would increase the Child and Dependent Care Credit and make it refundable, which would help low-income families.

“Any tax reform designed to make child care and early learning more accessible must focus on the poorest children who lack an equal opportunity to succeed,” said Mark Shriver, president of SCAN. “As we await the full details of this proposal, I’m encouraged by news reports that indicate President Trump’s initial plan includes refundable tax credits, which would help low-income families pay for child care. Our team looks forward to continue working with the administration and both Republicans and Democrats in Congress throughout the legislative process to enact tax reform that benefits the most children and families.”


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