Quality Start Louisiana

School Readiness Tax Credits

Your Center Could Qualify for Generous Tax Credits.

In 2007, the Louisiana Legislature did something revolutionary that directly benefits child care centers and the children, families and communities they serve. The Legislature passed a very unique package of tax credits known as the School Readiness Tax Credits (SRTC). No other state has this package of tax credits in support of quality child care. These tax credits took effect on January 1, 2008

Child care providers participating in Quality Start will receive a refundable tax credit based on the number of stars they earn and on the number of children they serve in the Child Care Assistance Program or children in foster care.

The School Readiness Tax Credits are designed to help promote the quality of child care in Louisiana. Everybody wins – the centers, the parents and especially the children.

SRTC Deadline Notice

For additional questions, please call (225) 342-0549


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