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Can we take the Child Care Deduction for the parent while job hunting?

Husband worked full-time.  Mother did not find a job, but has been actively seeking.  Therefore, child care has been necessary so mother can work on job hunting, resume and interviews.  However, no income was earned.
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MinhT
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Can we take the Child Care Deduction for the parent while job hunting?

No, unfortunately, to claim the child care deduction, both parents must have earned income in 2016.

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