Guide to Tax Credits

Earned Income Tax Credit

The CONNECT Helpline assists in locating resources and finding information The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) helps low- to moderate-income workers and their families get a tax break. If employees qualify, they can use the credit to reduce the taxes they owe – and maybe increase their refund. Share this link to the IRS EITC overview and guidelines to determine if employees qualify.

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Child and Dependent Care Credit

Employees who had to pay someone to care for their child, dependent, or spouse in order to work, look for work, go to school, or because of a disability can receive a tax credit. The Child and Dependent Care Credit is 20-35% of costs up to $3,000 for care-related costs for a child under 13, an incapacitated spouse or parent, or another dependent (and up to $6,000 of expenses for two or more dependents).

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VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance). Many working families qualify for free income tax assistance through the VITA program. Trained volunteers are available to assist individuals earning up to approximately $57,000 compete their tax return. They are also skilled at helping families with children claim the Child and Dependent Care Credit, Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit Cost savings like these can help families better afford quality child care!

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New PA Child Care Tax Credit (2022)

In July 2022, Governor Tom Wolf announced the new state child tax credit program, modeled after the federal program, to support Pennsylvania’s working families and ensure unbarred access to high-quality early childhood education. Here is what we know so far...

New PA Child Care Tax Credit