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Tax Credit Crush Tuesday: Credit for Employer-Provided Childcare Facilities and Services

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 Credit for Employer-Provided Childcare Facilities and Services


Employers use Form 8882 to claim the credit for qualified childcare facility and resource and referral expenditures. The credit is part of the general business credit. You may claim the credit any time within 3 years from the due date of your return on either an original or amended return. Taxpayers, other than partnerships, S corporations, estates, or trusts, whose only source of this credit is from those pass-through entities, are not required to complete or file this form. Instead, they can report this credit directly on Form 3800.

How To Figure the Credit
The credit is 25% of the qualified childcare facility expenditures plus 10% of the qualified childcare resource and referral expenditures paid or incurred during the tax year. The credit is limited to $150,000 per tax year.

Qualified childcare expenditures are amounts paid or incurred:

• To acquire, construct, rehabilitate, or expand property that:

1. Is to be used as part of a qualified childcare facility of the taxpayer,
2. Is depreciable (or amortizable) property, and
3. Is not part of the principal residence of the taxpayer or any employee of the taxpayer;

• For the operating expenses of a qualified childcare facility of the taxpayer, including expenses for training of employees, scholarship programs, and providing increased compensation to employees with higher levels of childcare training; or

• Under a contract with a qualified childcare facility to provide childcare services to employees of the taxpayer.

Note. Any expenses for childcare included in qualified childcare facility expenditures may not exceed the fair market value of such care.

A qualified childcare facility is a facility that meets the requirements of all applicable laws and regulations of the state or local government in which it is located, including the licensing of the facility as a childcare facility. The following conditions must also be met.

• The principal use of the facility must be to provide childcare (unless the facility is also the personal residence of the person operating the facility).

• Enrollment in the facility must be open to employees of the taxpayer during the tax year.

• If the facility is the principal trade or business of the taxpayer, at least 30% of the enrollees of the facility must be dependents of employees of the taxpayer.

• The use of the facility (or the eligibility to use the facility) must not discriminate in favor of highly compensated employees.

Qualified childcare resource and referral expenditures are amounts paid or incurred under a contract to provide childcare resource and referral services to employees of the taxpayer. The provision of the services (or the eligibility to use the services) must not discriminate in favor of highly compensated employees.


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