The Nation's Budget Agreement Summary as of January 1

After our previous posts about the “Fiscal Cliff” and how it can affect different aspects of child care we wanted to wrap it up with a link to a fantastic and easy-to-understand summary from Grace Reef and Capitol Connection.

The summary explains what taxes were raised and for who as well as bullet points of “Tax Preference Extensions” which were “…provisions [that] were schedule to expire but will now be retained permanently or extended through a sunset date.” (Child Care Aware of America, 2013).

You can also expect to find what was NOT included in the agreements struck by Congress as well as links to the White House Summery of the agreement.  Get access to this valuable and laymen's-termed federal budget information.


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