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statedawg
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Can grandparents who pay for childcare

Can a grandparent who pays for a grandchild's child care claim that deduction even though the child is claimed as a dependent on the parents' tax return?
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DDollar
Level 4

Can grandparents who pay for childcare

No.  According to the IRS:

A qualifying individual for the child and dependent care credit is:

  • Your dependent qualifying child who is under age 13 when the care is provided,
  • Your spouse who is physically or mentally incapable of self-care and lived with you for more than half of the year, or
  • An individual who is physically or mentally incapable of self-care, lived with you for more than half of the year, and either: (i) is your dependent; or (ii) could have been your dependent except that he or she has gross income that equals or exceeds the exemption amount, or files a joint return, or you (or your spouse, if filing jointly) could have been claimed as a dependent on another taxpayer's 2016 return.

lanuza1122
New Member

Can grandparents who pay for childcare

thanks...are we qualified to get a tax refund?
xmasbaby0
Level 15

Can grandparents who pay for childcare

You are adding on to an old thread.  What is your actual question?
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