SAMPLE LETTER TO
As a resident of your district and a voter, I wanted to contact
you to support H.R.460, H.R.1500 and S.210 to increase the
federal Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (CDCTC).
Currently the CDCTC provides a minimal credit to working
families of 20% of the first $3,000 spent on childcare for each of
the family's first 2 children per year. The CDCTC has not been
increased in years, and thus it does not even begin to cover a
family's childcare costs.
H.R.460, H.R.1500 and S.210 would raise the amount of eligible
expenses to $6,000 per child with a credit of anywhere from
35% to 50%. Obviously, this would be a significant improvement
and provide much needed relief for working families trying to
pay for the costs of childcare.
I urge you to support these worthwhile bills to lower taxes for
families and enable them to work and provide quality childcare
for their children. Thank you in advance for your support.