By Bob Katzen

This bill would allow businesses to qualify for a tax credit of up to $150,000 if they provide onsite day care for their employees. The tax credit would be equal to 25 percent of the costs of providing the day care.

“I filed the Workplace Child Care Program Tax Credit in response to the overwhelming costs and limited access to affordable day care so many of the families I represent in Brockton face each year,” said sponsor Rep. Michelle DuBois (D-Brockton). “The idea of incentivizing, with a tax credit, businesses to offer on-site affordable day care or to contract with a provider to offer affordable day care to their employees on-site came from a Child Advocacy group operated via the Brockton WIC program and Brockton Area Multi Services agency. This will not solve the problem of escalating childcare costs but could be one tool to help working families access safe, affordable day care.

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