Child & Dependent Care Tax Credit

Minnesota provides a refundable Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit that helps offset the high cost of child care for some low- and moderate-income families.

During the 2017 special legislative session, lawmakers passed an increased and expanded Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit to help more low- and mid-income families afford the high cost of care. Families with one dependent will now be able to access a new maximum credit of $1,050 (up from $720) and the maximum adjusted gross income to qualify for the credit will be $62,000 (up from $39,400). Families with two or more dependents will be able to access a new maximum credit of $2,100 (up from $1,440) and the maximum adjusted gross income to qualify for the credit will be $74,000 (up from $39,400).

Learn more about the Child Care Assistance Program.