topic I'm the custodial parent but the other parent is claiming our child. How do I enter child care expenses? in Deductions & credits https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/tax-credits-deductions/discussion/i-m-the-custodial-parent-but-the-other-parent-is-claiming-our-child-how-do-i-enter-child-care/01/1857019#M174379 I am separated with one child. We have our child an even number of nights during the year, but I am the custodial parent based on higher adjusted gross income. I paid all of the work-related child care expenses in 2020, but it is the other parent's year to claim our child as a dependent. How do I claim a credit and enter the work-related child care expenses I paid in 2020? Mon, 01 Feb 2021 21:15:47 GMT dsm16gsx 2021-02-01T21:15:47Z I'm the custodial parent but the other parent is claiming our child. How do I enter child care expenses? https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/tax-credits-deductions/discussion/i-m-the-custodial-parent-but-the-other-parent-is-claiming-our-child-how-do-i-enter-child-care/01/1857019#M174379 I am separated with one child. We have our child an even number of nights during the year, but I am the custodial parent based on higher adjusted gross income. I paid all of the work-related child care expenses in 2020, but it is the other parent's year to claim our child as a dependent. How do I claim a credit and enter the work-related child care expenses I paid in 2020? Mon, 01 Feb 2021 21:15:47 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/tax-credits-deductions/discussion/i-m-the-custodial-parent-but-the-other-parent-is-claiming-our-child-how-do-i-enter-child-care/01/1857019#M174379 dsm16gsx 2021-02-01T21:15:47Z Re: I'm the custodial parent but the other parent is claiming our child. How do I enter child car... https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/tax-credits-deductions/discussion/re-i-m-the-custodial-parent-but-the-other-parent-is-claiming-our-child-how-do-i-enter-child-car/01/1857233#M174403 <P>You would enter the child's information under "Personal Information"&nbsp;</P> <P>You will find a screen that asks about having an agreement with the other parent, (FORM 8332) select "Yes".</P> <P>Continue to report that the other parent is claiming the child this year.&nbsp;</P> <P>The child will be reported as not your dependent for the tax year, however could&nbsp;affect <STRONG>your&nbsp;<SPAN style="font-size:11.0pt"><SPAN style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">earned income credit, dependent care credit, and/or head of household filing status.&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN></STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tips/family/what-is-form-8332-release-revocation-of-release-of-claim-to-exemption-for-child-by-custodial-parent/L25kdeRnR" target="_blank">More information from TurboTax</A></P> Mon, 01 Feb 2021 21:43:31 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/tax-credits-deductions/discussion/re-i-m-the-custodial-parent-but-the-other-parent-is-claiming-our-child-how-do-i-enter-child-car/01/1857233#M174403 KrisD15 2021-02-01T21:43:31Z Re: I'm the custodial parent but the other parent is claiming our child. How do I enter child care expenses? https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/tax-credits-deductions/discussion/re-i-m-the-custodial-parent-but-the-other-parent-is-claiming-our-child-how-do-i-enter-child-care/01/1857463#M174427 <P>If you had custody an <U>exactly equal number of nights</U> (since 2020 was a leap year, this is possible -- 183 nights for each parent) then you are not eligible for the child and dependent care credit for day care expenses, because the child must live with you <U>more than half the year</U>, and exactly half is not more than half.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>If the child lived with you more than half the nights (even 1 more than half) then you are eligible, select "7 months" in Turbotax since the program interprets "6 months" as exactly half. &nbsp;You must also give the other parent a signed form 8332 release, and they must indicate on their tax return that the child lived with them less than half the year. &nbsp;Otherwise, the dependent care credit claim will generate an error causing your returns to be rejected and/or getting an IRS letter of investigation.&nbsp;</P> Mon, 01 Feb 2021 22:12:02 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/tax-credits-deductions/discussion/re-i-m-the-custodial-parent-but-the-other-parent-is-claiming-our-child-how-do-i-enter-child-care/01/1857463#M174427 Opus 17 2021-02-01T22:12:02Z
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<P>You would enter the child's information under "Personal Information"&nbsp;</P> <P>You will find a screen that asks about having an agreement with the other parent, (FORM 8332) select "Yes".</P> <P>Continue to report that the other parent is claiming the child this year.&nbsp;</P> <P>The child will be reported as not your dependent for the tax year, however could&nbsp;affect <STRONG>your&nbsp;<SPAN style="font-size:11.0pt"><SPAN style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">earned income credit, dependent care credit, and/or head of household filing status.&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN></STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tips/family/what-is-form-8332-release-revocation-of-release-of-claim-to-exemption-for-child-by-custodial-parent/L25kdeRnR" target="_blank">More information from TurboTax</A></P>
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<P>If you had custody an <U>exactly equal number of nights</U> (since 2020 was a leap year, this is possible -- 183 nights for each parent) then you are not eligible for the child and dependent care credit for day care expenses, because the child must live with you <U>more than half the year</U>, and exactly half is not more than half.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>If the child lived with you more than half the nights (even 1 more than half) then you are eligible, select "7 months" in Turbotax since the program interprets "6 months" as exactly half. &nbsp;You must also give the other parent a signed form 8332 release, and they must indicate on their tax return that the child lived with them less than half the year. &nbsp;Otherwise, the dependent care credit claim will generate an error causing your returns to be rejected and/or getting an IRS letter of investigation.&nbsp;</P>
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