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Tax Relief for Stay-at-Home Parents Draws Support of Women's Group

Contact: Stacey Holliday, Concerned Women for America, 202-488-7000 ext. 126


WASHINGTON, Mar. 8 /Standard Newswire/ -- The Parents Tax Relief Act (PTRA) is a family-friendly piece of legislation that would provide parents with the option and freedom to stay at home with their children by alleviating some of their financial pressures through tax breaks. Concerned Women for America (CWA) strongly supports prioritizing family and recognizes that some families are not able to financially survive on one salary.  In addition to providing tax cuts, this bill would make the Child Tax Credit permanent, eliminate the Marriage Tax Penalty, extend Social Security benefits to stay-at-home parents and encourage more family-friendly employment opportunities.  


CWA submitted a letter to Rep. Lee Terry (R-Nebraska) thanking him for sponsoring this much-needed legislation.


"Parents have a tremendous amount of responsibility juggling work and family.  The pressure to provide financially for a family often pulls both parents outside of the home to full-time jobs.  The Parents Tax Relief Act makes it more feasible to have a stay-at home parent by providing monetary breaks and opportunities to work from home," said Shari Rendall, CWA's Director of Government Relations and Public Policy.  "Whenever possible, it is best to have a parent at home to nurture and raise their children.


"Providing parents with the option to work from home with telecommuting jobs is an excellent way to balance career and family.  Parents need and deserve flexibility when raising their young children.  This Act is a step in the right direction toward ending the discrimination against parents who want to stay home."


Concerned Women for America is the nation's largest public policy women's organization.