With tax time upon us, I’ve read many articles about Stay at Home Mom’s and the question of whether or not they should get some sort of a tax break. There are tax breaks offered to those who pay for childcare and work outside of the home, however stay at home parents do not have that same benefit. I for one do not think it’s fair…how about you? Do you think Stay at home moms/dads who stay home and care for their children should receive a childcare tax credit of some kind?
The consensus seems to be an overwhelming yes among those who have given their opinions on the issue (both working parents and stay at home parents included). In fact, many of the articles and sites I came across also offered information pertaining to the “worth” of a stay at home mom/dad and what their salary would/should be. The most interesting was found over at Salary.com. They have put together a Mom Salary Wizard (for both working moms and stay at home moms) to help calculate the work each does and the wage they should fairly earn. It was just interesting to see, and I thought I’d pass it along for fun. They make it possible to print off the “Mom Paycheck” calculated in the end, which could serve as a neat Mother’s Day Gift even?!?