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The 2018 DC Early Learning Tax Credit for District of Columbia isn't referenced and unclear if the $1000 ELTC is applied when completing my TurboTax returns. FAQs below.

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The 2018 DC Early Learning Tax Credit for District of Columbia isn't referenced and unclear if the $1000 ELTC is applied when completing my TurboTax returns. FAQs below.

The Washington DC forms have not been released yet; this means that the forms and the programming behind them (and the testing) are not yet officially available.

If the state is released and the entry for the credit is not there, then come back and make a comment.

The expected release date for DC for Online is 1/31/2019, but you can check the status at https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/3319879


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The 2018 DC Early Learning Tax Credit for District of Columbia isn't referenced and unclear if the $1000 ELTC is applied when completing my TurboTax returns. FAQs below.

The Washington DC forms have not been released yet; this means that the forms and the programming behind them (and the testing) are not yet officially available.

If the state is released and the entry for the credit is not there, then come back and make a comment.

The expected release date for DC for Online is 1/31/2019, but you can check the status at https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/3319879


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The 2018 DC Early Learning Tax Credit for District of Columbia isn't referenced and unclear if the $1000 ELTC is applied when completing my TurboTax returns. FAQs below.

Thank you! The link you provided still shows "coming soon," but as of 1/31 the form is available and the credit was applied.
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The 2018 DC Early Learning Tax Credit for District of Columbia isn't referenced and unclear if the $1000 ELTC is applied when completing my TurboTax returns. FAQs below.

Great! Thanks for the feedback!
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The 2018 DC Early Learning Tax Credit for District of Columbia isn't referenced and unclear if the $1000 ELTC is applied when completing my TurboTax returns. FAQs below.

Turbotax has the form for me, but it's populating it with the wrong child (i.e. it's inputting the info for the youngest, for whom we have not paid for any early learning, instead of the oldest, for whom we do have expenses). How do I fix this?
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The 2018 DC Early Learning Tax Credit for District of Columbia isn't referenced and unclear if the $1000 ELTC is applied when completing my TurboTax returns. FAQs below.

It also is making me enter *something* for the facility even though my child went to none.
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The 2018 DC Early Learning Tax Credit for District of Columbia isn't referenced and unclear if the $1000 ELTC is applied when completing my TurboTax returns. FAQs below.

I was resident in DC the whole year but my child was going to a daycare in maryland. Can i still claim the ELTC credit? thank you
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The 2018 DC Early Learning Tax Credit for District of Columbia isn't referenced and unclear if the $1000 ELTC is applied when completing my TurboTax returns. FAQs below.

Based on the FAQ I initially pointed, your child would need to have attend a licensed facility in DC:

"A child development facility is a center, home, or other structure that provides care and other services, supervision, and guidance for children, infants, and toddlers on a regular basis, regardless of its designated name. Child development facilities must be licensed by the District of Columbia. A list of licensed facilities can be found at <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://childcareconnections.osse.dc.gov/MyChildCare/ProviderSearch">http://childcareconnections.osse...>. A child development facility does not include a public or private elementary or secondary school engaged in legally required educational and related functions or a licensed pre-kindergarten education program."
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The 2018 DC Early Learning Tax Credit for District of Columbia isn't referenced and unclear if the $1000 ELTC is applied when completing my TurboTax returns. FAQs below.

As far as which child the form is populating, I don't have a good answer because I only have one! However, it did ask me to select the one child from the "list."
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The 2018 DC Early Learning Tax Credit for District of Columbia isn't referenced and unclear if the $1000 ELTC is applied when completing my TurboTax returns. FAQs below.

@MBH , @derek.pangallo could you post your comments as new questions? We would like to have more eyes on this. Thanks.
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The 2018 DC Early Learning Tax Credit for District of Columbia isn't referenced and unclear if the $1000 ELTC is applied when completing my TurboTax returns. FAQs below.

@djwagner00 thanks for answering @qberna01 's question...
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The 2018 DC Early Learning Tax Credit for District of Columbia isn't referenced and unclear if the $1000 ELTC is applied when completing my TurboTax returns. FAQs below.

thank you @djwagner00 . That's what i was thinking but then i found this link: <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://code.dccouncil.us/dc/council/code/sections/47-1806.15.html">https://code.dccouncil.us/dc/cou...> where it is not mention that the care facility has to be licensed. what do you think about it? thank you
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The 2018 DC Early Learning Tax Credit for District of Columbia isn't referenced and unclear if the $1000 ELTC is applied when completing my TurboTax returns. FAQs below.

@TurboTaxBillMc I'mt not gonna do that at this time, but i found that if i went back to the deductions portion of the state return, and said that the child care facility i used was not licensed, and that i paid $0, it said i was ineligible and the return passed review.
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The 2018 DC Early Learning Tax Credit for District of Columbia isn't referenced and unclear if the $1000 ELTC is applied when completing my TurboTax returns. FAQs below.

@derek.pangallo Thanks for the note!
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The 2018 DC Early Learning Tax Credit for District of Columbia isn't referenced and unclear if the $1000 ELTC is applied when completing my TurboTax returns. FAQs below.

@qberna01 later in that same link you shared (paragraph (e) "(e) The Chief Financial Officer may issue rules regarding the records required to be maintained and provided by a taxpayer and a child development facility(!!!) to substantiate any credits claimed under this section." I bet that other agencies in DC (the CFO or whomever) have made rules like what @djwagner00 quoted, and so have in practice clarified the original statute.
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