The Tax Consequences of Coping with COVID-19 | April 8, 2021




Quality Early Learning Starts Here

Training and Tools to Elevate the Early Childhood Experience


Record Keeping and Taxes in the Age of COVID-19

This webinar will enable family child care providers to keep proper records to reduce their taxes. It will cover:
• The three key record keeping tips that will make the biggest difference on your tax return
• How to calculate your Time-Space% if you are closed for a time or spend more hours dealing with COVID-19 in your home
• How to calculate your food expenses using the new standard meal allowance rates for 2020 and 2021
• New tax credits and tax changes for 2020 and 2021

KCF: VI: Professionalism


Thursday, April 8, 2021

  • 6:30pm – 8:30pm CST



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Tom Copeland, JD

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Tom Copeland is the nation’s leading expert on the business of family child care. He is an independent consultant, trainer, author, and family child care advocate. Since 1981 he has helped hundreds of thousands of people understand complex business and tax issues.

From 1981 – 2009, Tom worked for Resources for Child Caring (RCC), a non-profit Child Care Resource and Referral Agency in St. Paul, Minnesota. From 1992 – 2009, he was director of Redleaf National Institute, the national center for the business of family child care, a division of RCC.

Since 2009, he has been an independent consultant. He offers a variety of workshops and webinars on business issues for family child care providers, trainers, and tax preparers. Each year he teaches thousands of family child care providers through live trainings and answers more than a thousand questions via email and phone.

In 2017, his blog was chosen as one of the top Child Care Blogs in the U.S. In 2014, his blog was chosen as one of the top 50 Money Management Blogs in the country by Direct Capital. 2004 he won the Advocate of the Year Award from the National Association for Family Child Care. In 1998, he won the Child Care Advocate of the Year award from the Minnesota Licensed Family Child Care Association. He has represented numerous child care providers in IRS audits and has won six US Tax Court cases.

He is the author of eleven books on the business of child care, all published by Redleaf Press.

Tom graduated from Macalester College (BA) in 1972 and from William Mitchell College of Law (JD) in 1980.


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