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How Businesses Can Take Action

Ready Louisiana Coalition

The Ready Louisiana Coalition is a bipartisan, statewide coalition of businesses, advocacy organizations, and early care and education professionals committed to seeking sufficient investment in quality, affordable child care and education in Louisiana. To join the coalition or for more information, email info@readylouisiana.org

Louisiana Early Childhood Business Roundtable

Louisiana Early Childhood Business Roundtable members educate, engage, and mobilize the Louisiana business community, policymakers, and media in support of high-quality early care and education in Louisiana as a key strategy for strengthening Louisiana’s workforce and growing our state’s economy. To join the Louisiana Early Childhood Business Roundtable or for more information, email Candace Weber at cweber@policyinstitutela.org

Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI)

The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) serves its broad membership by working towards the singular goal of fostering a climate for economic growth through consistently championing the principles of the free enterprise system. For more information, visit LABI’s website.

Committee of 100 for Economic Development, Inc.

The Committee of 100 for Economic Development, Inc., is a non-government organization supported by private sector business leaders operating as a business roundtable in Louisiana dedicated to the state’s long-term economic growth by influencing issues that impact economic and business development. For more information, visit Committee of 100’s website. 

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation educates the public on the conditions necessary for business and communities to thrive, how business positively impacts communities, and emerging issues and creative solutions that will shape the future. For more information, visit the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s website.

Other Ways to Take Action

Interested in how businesses can take action to support young children in Louisiana? Click here to learn more. 

Talking Points for Businesses

The following talking points support the case for increased investment in affordable, high-quality early care and education programs in Louisiana.

School Readiness Tax Credits

School Readiness Tax Credits for Businesses

This tax credit is available to businesses that support quality child care or make donations to child care resource and referral agencies — non-profit, community-based organizations that provide training, technical assistance, and other supports to child care centers and parents of young children. 

For questions about how to file for the School Readiness Tax Credit, please contact your tax preparer or the Louisiana Department of Revenue.

Businesses that have questions about filing for refunds for the School Readiness Tax Credit should contact the Louisiana Department of Revenue for refund status at 225-219-7462 (business) or visit http://revenue.louisiana.gov/sections/individual/school_readiness.aspx 

To file the SRTC for businesses: 

For additional instructions visit Louisiana Department of Revenue, School Readiness Tax Credits- R.S. 47:6101-6109.

School Readiness Tax Credit for Donations to Resource and Referral Agencies

The Child Care Resource and Referral Tax Credit provides a credit for businesses matched to the amount donated to child care resource and referral agencies, up to $5,000. To find your local child care resource and referral agency, please refer to this map for more information. To be eligible for this tax credit, (1) contact your child care resource and referral agency and let them know you’d like to make a donation for their SRTC program, (2) fill out any forms or donation designation papers as requested, and (3) save a record of this donation for tax purposes.

To file the SRTC for businesses: 

For additional instructions visit Louisiana Department of Revenue, School Readiness Tax Credits- R.S. 47:6101-6109.