Pennsylvania families can get a tax credit for child care expenses

The deadline for filing your taxes is April 18. While many Pennsylvanians have received extra money through the Child Tax Credit, U.S. Senator Bob Casey wants to make sure families get another credit. child care tax credit to offset expenses paid to care for children under 13. Casey fought for it to be included in the US bailout. This tax season, families can claim $4,000 per child or a total of $8,000 for child care expenses they incurred in 2021. This is a one-time increase. “This goes to pay for child care expenses, but it also covers expenses for summer camps, child care, before and after school care,” Casey said. Many Pennsylvanians will qualify for the full child care tax credit. After $125,000 it goes down,” Casey said. Families earning up to $425,000 are eligible for a percentage of the costs. Tax preparers will need to attach Form 2441 to the return. “With the rising cost of groceries, rent, or gas, whatever it is, it’s very beneficial for families to have that added benefit,” he said. More information on the Child Care Tax Credit Extension is available on Casey’s website.

The deadline for filing your taxes is April 18.

While many Pennsylvanians have received extra money through the Child Tax Credit, U.S. Senator Bob Casey wants to make sure families get another credit.

Casey said families should be aware that they may be eligible for an expanded childcare tax credit to help offset expenses paid to care for children under 13. Casey fought for it to be included in the US bailout.

This tax season, families can claim $4,000 per child or a total of $8,000 for child care expenses they incurred in 2021. This is a one-time increase.

“It’s to pay for child care expenses, but it also covers expenses for summer camps, child care, before and after school care,” Casey said.

Many Pennsylvanians will qualify for the full child care tax credit.

“Income up to $125,000 qualifies for the full credit. After $125,000 it goes down,” Casey said.

Families earning up to $425,000 are entitled to a percentage of the costs.

You will need a statement of your child care expenses and information about your provider. Tax preparers will need to attach Form 2441 to the return.

“With the rising cost of groceries, rent, or gas, whatever it is, it’s very beneficial for families to have that added benefit,” he said.

More information about the expanded child care tax credit is available on Casey’s website.