Record Keeping & Taxes

Are You Deducting Your Outdoor Expenses?

With summer here, many family child care providers are working outside in their gardens, making home repairs, or doing general outdoor clean-up work. Are any of the expenses associated with these activities deductible? You are entitled to deduct all expenses… Read More ›

Can You Deduct Food Served to Helpers?

Family child care providers can deduct all “ordinary” and “necessary” expenses for their business. Thus, it would seem like deducting the cost of food served to helpers/employees* would be a simple matter. However, there are a few things to point… Read More ›

Are My Pets Deductible?

Family child care providers can deduct all “ordinary and necessary” expenses for their business. Ordinary and necessary means typical, helpful, appropriate or useful. Unfortunately, this does not include the costs associated with a dog or cat. In over 35 years… Read More ›