By Danielle Paquette
Under Trump’s plan, the total deduction would be capped at the average cost of care in whatever state a parent or guardian files their income taxes.
Trump’s team has not specified how they’d work that figure out. The typical cost of care varies widely across the country, ranging from $5,500 annually for full-time, center-based infant care in Alabama to nearly $22,000 in Washington, D.C ., according to a 2015 analysis from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research.
The most detailed example of how it would work thus far comes from the campaign website: A family making the national average of about $70,000 each year with a $7,000 child-care burden, for example, would annually save $840, according to the campaign website.
Parents who earn more than $250,000 individually or $500,000 together would not qualify for Trump’s break.