S.664 - Foster Care Tax Credit Act114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Heitkamp, Heidi [D-ND] (Introduced 03/04/2015)|
|Committees:||Senate - Finance|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 03/04/2015 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.664 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/04/2015)
Foster Care Tax Credit Act
Amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow a partially refundable tax credit for each qualifying foster child who resides in the home of an eligible taxpayer for at least one calendar month during the taxable year. Defines "qualifying foster child" as a child in foster care who has not attained age 17, who is a citizen, national, or resident of the United States, and with respect to whom the child tax credit is not allowable. Requires the name and taxpayer identification number of a foster child to be included on the taxpayer's tax return.
Directs the Department of Health and Human Services to identify provisions in the Internal Revenue Code that can benefit foster families and increase outreach efforts to inform state and Indian tribal foster care agencies and foster families about such provisions.