BIPARTISAN CREDIT FOR CARING ACT: FEDERAL TAX CREDIT FOR FAMILY CAREGIVERS

 Ask your U.S. Senators and Representative to cosponsor new, proposed tax credit for family caregivers today! 

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New bipartisan federal legislation, called the Credit for Caring Act, would create a federal, nonrefundable tax credit of up to $3,000 for family caregivers who work while also helping financially their parents, spouses, children with disabilities or other loved ones. The bipartisan bill was introduced in the U.S. House by Reps. Tom Reed (R-NY) and Linda Sánchez (D-CA), and in the U.S. Senate by Sens. Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Michael Bennet (D-CO). AARP has endorsed the Credit for Caring Act, as have other national organizations.

Contact your U.S. Senator and Representative now and ask them to cosponsor the bipartisan Credit for Caring Act.

Why is a tax credit needed?

Family caregivers take on huge responsibilities that can be overwhelming, stressful and exhausting—not to mention challenging financially. Many juggle family caregiving duties while working full- or part-time jobs; some are still raising families.

Nearly 70 percent of family caregivers use their own money to care for loved ones—paying for transportation, home modifications, medications, assistive technology and more. 

  • Nearly 40 percent have felt financially strained.
  • Over 40 percent have spent more than $5,000 a year on caregiving expenses.
  • Those caring for loved ones age 50 and older spend an average of more than 10 percent of their annual income on caregiving expenses, an average of more than $5,500.

 

The Credit for Caring Act is a commonsense step forward to support America’s greatest support system—family caregivers—helping them to stay in the workforce and be more secure financially.

At AARP, supporting family caregivers is a top priority. Join us in urging your U.S. Senators and Representative to cosponsor the bipartisan Credit for Caring Act today!

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Please Support America's Greatest Support System

Dear [Decision Maker],

Please support America's greatest support system--family caregivers--by cosponsoring the bipartisan Credit for Caring Act to create a federal, nonrefundable tax credit for eligible family caregivers who work.

Today, about 40 million Americans help care for their older parents, spouses, and other loved ones so they can live independently in their homes and communities. They provide unpaid care that's valued at about $470 billion annually, helping to eliminate the need for more expensive nursing home care--saving taxpayers money.

Family caregivers help their loved ones with bathing and dressing, transportation, preparing meals, and much more--most while working full or part time. They also use their own money to provide this care, causing caregiving families financial strain.

That's why I'm joining AARP in urging you to cosponsor the bipartisan Credit for Caring Act, a commonsense step to help family caregivers stay in the workforce and be more secure financially.

Thank you,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]