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Please list the amount paid for child care and / or dependent care below. Also, if you have two or more qualifying persons requiring the same care provider, please list those separately since the amounts are associated with each dependent individually and entered separately on your tax return.

 

For you to deduct child car expenses for individuals such as a nanny or babysitter, that person must report the income. This can be a sticky situation. In other words, your deduction must be someone else’s reported taxable income. And, both parents must work or be attending school full-time to qualify for this deduction.

 

Also, if you paid more than $1,900 (recently increased for 2014 tax year) to a household employee (nanny, etc.) then you must pay payroll taxes (yuck) and file a Schedule H. Talk to us if this fits your situation.

 

Note- if the statement from your provider has all their address, tax identification number (TIN), phone number, etc., you do not need to complete this section. You can jot down any additional information on the statement such as which dependent and flex spending funds, and send it to us directly.

 

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You may submit multiple forms as necessary for each provider and child.

 

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Did you receive any reimbursements or use flex spending money? If so, please explain how much and the source below-

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Please select the tax year that this information is associated with. In addition, please enter your name so we can group your submissions together plus your email address. Click the Submit button below to securely and safely send this information to us. You can submit as many forms as needed. If you later discover an error- simply re-submit your information and check the box below letting us know.

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A credit for child and dependent care expenses is available if you have to pay someone to care for your child or other dependents so you can work or look for work. You must have earnings from a job or self-employment during the year.

The child must be your dependent, age 12 or younger. If your child is age 13 or older, the child must be physically or mentally unable to care for herself or himself. You may also might be able to claim adult daycare expenses for a dependent age 13 or older or for a spouse, if that person is physically or mentally unable to care for himself or herself.

You must provide a home for the dependent, and pay over half the costs of maintaining a home for your dependent. You cannot claim childcare or adult daycare expenses for someone who does not live with you.

Here are some additional considerations-

Care Outside Your Home: You can count the cost of care provided outside your home if the care is for your dependent under age 13, or any other qualifying person who regularly spends at least 8 hours each day in your home.

Dependent Care Center: You can count care provided outside your home by a dependent care center only if the center complies with all state and local regulations, if any, that apply to these centers. A dependent care center is a place that provides care for more than six persons (other than persons who live there) and receives a fee, payment, or grant for providing services for any of those persons, even if the center is not run for profit.

Camp: The cost of sending your child to an overnight camp is not considered a work-related expense. The cost of sending your child to a day camp may be a work-related expense, even if the camp specializes in a particular activity, such as computers or soccer. The cost of sending your child to an overnight camp is not considered a work-related expense. The cost of sending your child to a day camp may be a work-related expense, even if the camp specializes in a particular activity, such as computers or soccer.

This can be very confusing- we will help you dissect the various portions of these expenses.