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Our Strategy
 
  • Convert the Child Tax Credit to a Caregiver Tax Credit to cover care of adults and children: anyone who gives care to everyone who needs it in families of blood or choice.


  • Make the Credit fully Refundable so those who don't owe taxes receive it in a check.


  • Keep the credit "Mommy Neutral" -- retain the provision that mothers, fathers or others who give care in the home as well as those who are employed outside but take primary responsibility for another, get it.


  • Increase the Value of the Credit so it more closely resembles the actual cost of giving care.



Other Elements:

 
Limited Bureaucracy: Because this benefit would be self-declaring through tax returns like any other tax benefit, it requires minimal bureaucracy.

Federal, State, and Local Credits: This form of credit is winnable at any and every level of government, separately.

Effectively Self-Funding for 3 reasons:

  1. The US Treasury would save hundreds of billions of dollars each year if only half those in need of care were able to remain outside of institutions for a time.


  2. Hospitals, Nursing Homes, etc.: Where institutionalization is unavoidable, caregivers improve efficiency of service delivery.


  3. Prescriptions - Making certain that ailing patients take medications when and how they should reduces unnecessary health care costs.

A Caregiver Credit establishes Common Ground, not adversarial relationships among competing political interests.

 

 

Caregiver Credit Campaign      POB 2057 Grand Central Station           New York, NY 10163

Phone: (212) 755 5082 or (917)-545-8633           email@caregivercredit.org