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cheetoshotspot
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Can i claim child care expenses if it was paid to the other parent

I paid her mother to care for her but her mother is not my dependent or spouse can I claim these expenses?
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Hal_Al
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Can i claim child care expenses if it was paid to the other parent

The answer is no.  

"Payments to Relatives or Dependents - The care provider can't be your spouse, the parent of your qualifying individual, your child who is under the age of 19, or a dependent for whom you or your spouse may claim an exemption on your return." Reference: https://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc602.html

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Hal_Al
Level 15

Can i claim child care expenses if it was paid to the other parent

The answer is no.  

"Payments to Relatives or Dependents - The care provider can't be your spouse, the parent of your qualifying individual, your child who is under the age of 19, or a dependent for whom you or your spouse may claim an exemption on your return." Reference: https://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc602.html

cheetoshotspot
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Can i claim child care expenses if it was paid to the other parent

Got it thanks!
cheetoshotspot
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Can i claim child care expenses if it was paid to the other parent

I read that in the IRS link as well

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