# Food Program and Food Expenses > Time-Space Percentage

## Will You Take Time Off This Summer?

Summer is the time for vacations, family outings, gardening, reading, and just plain rest. For many family child care providers, summer is a time to reduce their hours of operation. Taking some time off in the summer may be based… Read More ›

Here are some recent questions I’ve received from family child care providers, and my answers. Question “I am going thru a divorce and my husband’s lawyer is requesting a copy of my contracts. I only have the parents names and… Read More ›

## Two Webinars in February Can Save Your Money on Your Taxes!

It’s tax season and family child care providers want to take advantage of the unique tax rules affecting their business. My two webinars in February will focus on two of these unique rules – the ability to deduct hundreds of… Read More ›

## Four Webinars on Record Keeping and Taxes to Start the Year

Tom Copeland will present four webinars in January and February to help you organize your records and avoid mistakes on your tax return. For the first time I’ll be hosting two of the webinars on a Saturday! Thursday, January 5th… Read More ›

## Have You Tracked Your Hours for Two Months This Year?

The single most important thing you can do to reduce your taxes each year is to track the number of hours you work in your home on business activities when children are not present. (These hours are used to calculate… Read More ›

## What Hours Should You Count?

In my article “How Much Do You Make Per Hour?”, I explained how you can calculate your hourly wage using numbers from your tax forms. Family child care provider Renita from Oklahoma pointed out to me that she worked many… Read More ›

## The Counting Hours Quiz

Which of the following activities can you count towards your Time-Space Percentage calculation?* a) Cleaning gutters on the weekends b) Washing the kitchen floor before the children arrive in the morning c) Reading this website while children are sleeping d)… Read More ›

## What to Do if You Change Your Hours

Do you reduce your hours of operation for your family child care business during the summer? Are you thinking about expanding your hours of care for children in the evening or on weekends starting in the fall? Before you expand… Read More ›

## How to Measure Your Home

How much space you use in your family child care home for your business can make a big difference in how much you might owe in taxes. Measuring this space just became easier with the new IPhone app Roomscan Pro…. Read More ›