Credit for Caring Act Reintroduced

February 19, 2019

On Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, a bi-partisan group of legislators reintroduced the Credit for Caring Act at a press conference in the Assembly Parlor at the Wisconsin State Capitol. Legislators included Senators Patrick Testin (Stevens Point) and Bob Wirch (Somers) and Representatives Ken Skowronski (Franklin) and Deb Kolste (Janesville).

The Credit for Caring Act is a bill (LRB-0768/1) that would create a nonrefundable individual income tax credit (caregiver tax credit) for people caring for a member or members of their family. Caregivers often need to spend their own personal finances to help meet the care needs of a loved one (on average they spend about $7,000/year). Pictured right, Janet Zander, Advocacy & Public Policy Coordinator, Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources, provided the opening remarks.

Read the details at the links below.

Wisconsin Legislature Press Release

Credit for Caring Act

Get the Credit for Caring Act logo here.

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Credit for Caring Act Reintroduced