Employers may claim tax credit for providing paid family and medical leave to employees


FS-2019-12, October 2019

Employers who provide paid family and medical leave to their employees may claim a credit for tax years 2018 and 2019. The Employer Credit for Paid Family and Medical Leave is a business credit based on a percentage of wages paid to qualifying employees while they’re on family and medical leave.

To claim the credit, eligible employers must have a written policy in place that satisfies certain requirements, including:

  • At least two weeks of paid leave to full-time employees (prorated for part-time employees), and
  • The paid leave must be at least 50% of the wages normally paid to the employee.
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