National Park Service (NPS) Child Care Subsidy Benefits Table | Financial Shared Services
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Benefit Table

The amount of NPS benefits that an Employee may receive is based upon the total family income, to include the Spouse/Partner's Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) along with the amount that is paid for child care. Monthly subsidies are paid directly to the qualifying Child Care Provider and are calculated based upon the table below.

Fee Category Family Adjusted Gross Income Percentage of Family AGI
I $30,000 and less 10%
II $30,001 - $35,000 12%
III $35,001 - $40,000 14%
IV $40,001 - $50,000 17%
V $50,001 - $60,000 18%
VI $60,001 - $70,000 20%

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Example of Child Care Subsidy Benefit Calculation for 1 Child

Total Family Adjusted Gross Income: $47,522.00
Calculated Percentage of Income: 17%
Total Annual Family Portion of Child Care Costs: $8,078.74
Total Monthly Family Portion of Child Care Costs: $673.22

Total Monthly Child Care Cost: $1,500.00
Total Monthly Family Portion of Child Care Costs: $673.22
National Park Service Child Care Subsidy Benefit: $826.78

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Example of Child Care Subsidy Benefit Calculation for 2 Children

Total Family Adjusted Gross Income: $47,522.00
Calculated Percentage of Income: 17%
Total Annual Family Portion of Child Care Costs: $8,078.74
Total Monthly Family Portion of Child Care Costs: $673.22

Total Monthly Child Care Cost for Child A: $1,500.00
Total Monthly Family Portion of Child Care Costs: $336.61
National Park Service Child Care Subsidy Benefit: $1,163.39

Total Monthly Child Care Cost for Child B: $1,000.00
Total Monthly Family Portion of Child Care Costs: $336.61
National Park Service Child Care Subsidy Benefit: $663.39

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Financial Considerations

NPS Child Care Subsidy Program Benefits paid on the Employee’s behalf will be included on their W-2 and are reported to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).  Employees need to research their individual situation or consult a tax advisor to determine if their taxes will be affected by the subsidy. Please defer to a tax advisor if you have any questions regarding your individual tax situation and the effect that a NPS Child Care Subsidy Benefit may have upon you. In general, receiving a subsidy will reduce the Child Care Expense Credit.

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Last Updated / Reviewed: July 09, 2018