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Childcare is $7200.then asked what we paid in medical bills. System says childcare is more than what I put for medical expenses and asking if it's correct. DoI add them?

I don't know why the system is comparing what I paid for daycare with what we paid for unreimbursed dependent medical bills.  It seems like the system doesn't like that we paid more for daycare than medical expenses. Am I supposed to add them together?
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Childcare is $7200.then asked what we paid in medical bills. System says childcare is more than what I put for medical expenses and asking if it's correct. DoI add them?

What?   The childcare credit has nothing to do with the medical expense deduction, so not sure what you are seeing or where you are seeing it.   The childcare credit is a credit that you can get if you paid someone to take care of your child so you could work; medical expenses are an itemized deduction that goes on Schedule A.

 

 

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1900643-what-is-the-child-and-dependent-care-credit

 

 

MEDICAL EXPENSES

The medical expense deduction has to meet a rather large threshold before it can affect your return. The amount of medical (including dental, vision, etc.)  expenses that will count toward itemization is the amount that is OVER 7.5% of your adjusted gross income. You should only enter the amount that you paid in 2023—do not include any amounts that were covered by insurance or that are still outstanding.  Of course, your medical expenses plus your other itemized deductions still have to exceed your standard deduction before you will see a difference in your tax due or refund.

 

To enter your medical expenses go to Federal>Deductions and Credits>Medical>Medical Expenses

 

 

2023 STANDARD DEDUCTION AMOUNTS

 

SINGLE $13,850  (65 or older/legally blind + $1850)

 

MARRIED FILING SEPARATELY $13,850  (65 or older/legally blind + $1500)

 

MARRIED FILING JOINTLY $27,700  (65+/legally blind) )  + $1500 per spouse

 

HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD  $20,800 (65 or older/blind)  + $1850)

 

 

 

**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.**
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