Friday, May 6, 2005
Tax Analysts reports on a bill introduced yesterday in the House, the Breastfeeding Promotion Act (H.R. 2122). The bill would give employers up to a 50% tax credit for expenses incurred to establish workplace “lactation stations,” purchase or rent lactation-related equipment, and hire lactation consultants. It would also make expenses incurred for breastfeeding equipment deductible for individuals as medical care expenses.
The bill was introduced by Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) and Christopher Shays (R-Conn). Representative Maloney's press release styles the bill A Mother’s Day Present for New Mothers. For more information, see this fact sheet.