Tell your state legislators Virginia's Family Caregivers need an Income Tax Credit
Caring for a loved one can take a heavy toll, particularly when it means stretching your finances. AARP Virginia is fighting to bring some financial relief to Virginia's family caregivers who pay expensive costs to help care for their parents, spouses, or other loved ones.
A subcommittee of the House of Delegates Appropriations committee has tabled the Family Caregiver Tax Credit for 2020, meaning tax relief won’t be available to the more than 1 million family caregivers helping their loved ones. Eligible expenses would include transportation, medical equipment, home health care aides, and more. A state tax credit is a common sense solution to help make family caregivers' work a little bit easier.
Take action today! Please send a message to your State House Delegate to express your disappointment and ask them to support the Family Caregiver Income Tax Credit in 2021!
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