A number of federal tax credit programs are designed specifically for workers with children and dependents. The goal of these programs is to help workers maintain employment by offsetting the costs related to caring for children and dependents. This section includes general information about tax credits for families, as well as specific information about the Child Tax Credit, the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit, and the Adoption Tax Credit. In addition, this section explores credits available for those investing in their education and health.
The 2016 Tax Credits Outreach Campaign Toolkit, a project of the National Women’s Law Center, provides resources advocates and community leaders need to make sure families find out about state and federal tax credits for which they may be eligible. Resources include:
- Tax Credits Outreach Campaign Checklist
- Tax Credit Outreach Toolkit: Sample Letter to the Editor
- Tax Credit Outreach Toolkit: Sample Newsletter Article
- Tax Credit Outreach Toolkit: What to Bring to a VITA/TCE/Tax-Aide Site