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slimdouble07
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Does private school tuition count as child care

 
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Rick19744
Level 12

Does private school tuition count as child care

No.
*A reminder that posts in a forum such as this do not constitute tax advice.*
Opus 17
Level 15

Does private school tuition count as child care

 Tuition for children under kindergarten age can be used for the dependent care credit, as long as the child was in school so that you (and your spouse if married) could work, even if the expense is also educational. 

 Tuition for children kindergarten and higher is not eligible for the dependent care credit. However, if you paid extra for before or after school care, so that you (and your spouse if married) could work, and if that cost is itemized separately on your bill, then you can use that extra cost for after school or before school care for the dependent care credit. 

*Answers are correct to the best of my ability at the time of posting but do not constitute legal or tax advice.*
Rick19744
Level 12

Does private school tuition count as child care

Agree that pre-K would qualify.  Just typically don't associate private school tuition with pre-K but clearly counts.
*A reminder that posts in a forum such as this do not constitute tax advice.*
Opus 17
Level 15

Does private school tuition count as child care

In the past, people have asked about Montessori, for example.  
*Answers are correct to the best of my ability at the time of posting but do not constitute legal or tax advice.*

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