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ERIC Number: ED444745
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-884834-90-6
Caring for Children in Your Home: A Business Guide for Unregulated Providers. Redleaf Business Series.
Copeland, Tom
Addressed to individuals providing unregulated child care in their homes, this booklet presents basic recordkeeping and tax rules. The booklet discusses the following topics: (1) child care regulations, focusing on the benefits of being regulated; (2) the business of child care, listing possible tax deductions; (3) the tax consequences of caring for children, presenting a worksheet detailing the tax liability of caring for children in one's home; (4) record keeping and tax tips, presenting seven rules for organizing records; (5) "unregulated, or illegal?" which notes that illegal providers are still required to report income on federal and state tax forms but cannot claim as many business deductions as caregivers who are licensed; (6) government benefit programs; (7) tax credits and child care subsidies; (8) agreements and insurance, including a sample child care agreement; (9) reducing the risks of caring for children; and (10) suggestions for additional help. (KB)
Redleaf Press, 450 North Syndicate, Suite 5, St. Paul, MN 55104. Tel: 800-423-8309; Web site:; e-mail:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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