Things I learned: if you have an able bodied spouse who refuses to care for your children at all so you can work, you can't get the childcare tax credit.
what the actual fuck? ‎- LibSkrat
i'd like to get a tax deduction for the worthless piece of who is an anchor around my neck, but no, i guess. not... ‎- Christina Pikas
i mean able bodied unemployed. he's unemployed. that's key. ‎- Christina Pikas
That is unbelievable. ‎- Galadriel
Holy shit but that sucks. ‎- Kirsten
The childcare tax credit is unbelievably wonky. One year we couldn't take it because we put new energy-efficient windows on our house. I can't even. ‎- Catherine
oh man ‎- lris
so everybody keeps asking if we can qualify for a state childcare subsidy. No because with 2 children, you have to make less than $35k a year. So let's take an example case of a family that makes $36k a year... childcare averages in the county where I work? $250 a week. Two children. $500/week. Gross pay is ~692/week. That's with zero taxes, no healthcare or other deductions. You'd have to pay for your housing, food, and transportation with $192 a week for 2 adults and 2 children. ‎- Christina Pikas
That sounds...really awful. ‎- hedgielib
Ugh. :( ‎- Jilli