ALBANY – Governor Andrew Cuomo Thursday unveiled a new Enhanced Middle Class Child Care Tax Credit that he says will help more than 200,000 middle class families make their child care more affordable.
For many families, limited access to these programs can force parents to choose between providing safe, quality child care arrangements and work.
The Enhanced Middle Class Child Care Tax Credit would supplement the current New York State Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit and more than double the benefit for families earning between $60,000 and $150,000.
The announcement was part of a series of proposals for 2017 the governor is promoting in advance of his state of the state message next week. On Tuesday the governor announced his first proposal, – The Excelsior Scholarship – which was providing free college education to low and middle income families. On Wednesday he presented a vision plan to transform JFK International Airport into an airport equipped to meet increased demands.