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Tyeshiam
New Member

Child care

I filed my taxes already but I just got the paper for my son and He goes to daycare and I’m trying see how am I suppose to get my credit for my child care credit 

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xmasbaby0
Level 15

Child care

 

Did you click that big orange button that said “Transmit my return now?”  If you did that, you cannot do anything to fix it yet.  The IRS will begin to accept/reject 2020 returns on Friday, February 12, 2021.  You have to wait for the email that tells you if your return was accepted or rejected.  If you do not see an email, check your spam folder.

 

 

 

You cannot change or add anything on the return that you just e-filed, nor can you stop it.  It is too late, just like when you put an envelope in a US mailbox on the corner.

 

If you left out a W-2, a 1099G, or a dependent, or a 1099 etc…DO NOT change your return while it is “pending.”  The changes will go nowhere.

 

Now you have to wait until the IRS either rejects or accepts your return.  If your return is rejected, you will be able to go into your account and make the necessary changes to your tax return and re-submit your return. 

 

 If the IRS accepts your return, however, then you have to wait longer until it has been fully processed and you have received your refund.  THEN you can prepare an amended tax return and mail it in. You have to be able to work from that return exactly the way it was when it was e-filed originally.  You will need to use a form called a 1040X. return.  

 

  Meanwhile, DO NOT go in and start changing anything on your return in the system, or you will make a mess for yourself.  Sit tight and wait until you see what the IRS does with the

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
KathrynG3
Expert Alumni

Child care

Once a tax return has been filed, you must file an amended return to make any changes.

 

You can begin the amend process after the IRS has accepted your return. They begin receiving returns on February 12, 2021. 

 

After the return is accepted, open the return and scroll down to Your tax return & documents and select Amend(change) return and Amend using TurboTax Online and follow the interview from there. Your refund tracker will show only the change, so it will reset to $0 before you make the changes.

 

For more details, see: What is the Child and Dependent Care Credit?

How do I amend my 2020 TurboTax Online return?

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