Qualified sick & family leave credits

Self-employed & stuck with kids in 2020 due to lack of child-care? Were you unable to conduct business because you were subject to quarantines, including self-quarantines as advised by a healthcare provider? Or were you unable to work/telework to care for family members for reasons related to the coronavirus? Then you may be able to refundable credits under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act – the key word is “self-employed.”

These credits may also be available to certain partners and others who received qualified sick or family leave wages. With regards to the Family Leave credit, according to the DOL, child-care provider include individuals paid to provide child care, like nannies, au pairs, and babysitters. It also includes individuals who provide child care at no cost and without a license on a regular basis, such as, grandparents, aunts, uncles, or neighbors. Day care facilities, preschools, before and after school care programs, schools, homes, summer camps, summer enrichment programs, and respite care programs also count.