The Cost of Caring: Family Caregivers and Tax Reform

More than 40 million Americans are providing unpaid care to family members and relatives to help them live independently at home and avoid more expensive institutional care. This support, ranging from everyday chores to complex medical tasks is often provided while juggling work and raising families.

Bipartisan efforts are currently underway in Congress to provide a tax credit to working family caregivers. The administration’s tax overhaul plan includes tax relief for child care and dependent expenses. What approach is Congress likely to take and what are the cost-benefit ramifications here?

As tax reform negotiations gain traction in Washington, The Hill will convene key policymakers for a discussion about the cost of family caregiving.


  • Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)
  • Congressman Dan Donovan (R-NY)
  • Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA)
  • Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM)
  • Nancy LeaMond, Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer, AARP


  • Bob Cusack, Editor-in-Chief, The Hill

Thursday, July 13, 2017
7:45 – 9:15 AM

The Liaison Capitol Hill
415 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001

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