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Can I deduct daycare fees paid in 2016 for holding a spot at a daycare if my child wasn't born until 2017?

 
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Can I deduct daycare fees paid in 2016 for holding a spot at a daycare if my child wasn't born until 2017?

No.  You can only claim child care if the care was given so that you could work and the child was being cared for while you actually worked.

**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**

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Can I deduct daycare fees paid in 2016 for holding a spot at a daycare if my child wasn't born until 2017?

No.  You can only claim child care if the care was given so that you could work and the child was being cared for while you actually worked.

**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**

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