I have a simple question about one of my kids, we payed fees for her day care at end of the year(December), but she only really started daycare on Jan 2019. Should I claim these fees next year or on 2018 taxes? These fees were really to guarantee her a spot.
If you pay for services before they are provided, you can count the prepaid expenses only in the year the care is received. Claim the expenses for the later year as if they were actually paid in that later year.