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house Bill H.R. 3740

Child Care Access and Refundability Expansion Act

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      house Committees
      Committee on Ways and Means
    IntroducedDecember 12th, 2013

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Child Care Access and Refundability Expansion Act

Official Title

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make the credit for dependent care expenses refundable and to index the income phaseout of the credit for inflation.


Child Care Access and Refundability Expansion Act or the Child CARE Act - Amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to the tax credit for dependent care expenses, to: (1) make such credit refundable, (2) deny such credit to nonresident aliens, and (3) allow an annual cost-of-living adjustment after 2013 to the amounts used to determine an income-based reduction in the amount of such credit.
    I'm all about this bill, until it excluded nonresident aliens. One of the ways INS denies your application for citizenship is the lack of tax returns, why explicitly disclaim a benefit for this class? This may have ramifications in the immigration space.