Sen. Gillibrand proposed tax cuts for child care

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has proposed legislation to expand tax breaks for families with children in day care, Wednesday.

Gillibrand stated that a two-parent family spends 16% of its income on child care, while a single parent spends 57% towards child care.

The Senator proposed a tax deduction of up to $14,000 for up to two kids, in order to help families deal with the financial burden.

"The reality is, if you expect women to be in the workforce, and they need to be in the workforce, it's certainly not a lifestyle choice," Gillebrand said. "they have to pay bills and feed their kids, you need to provide this kind of support or they cannot reach economic potential."

She also said that approximately 56,000 CNY families have children under 6 years of age.

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