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Level 2

Daycare expenses

I paid 430.00 in childcare expenses what would my credit be ?

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Level 15

Daycare expenses

Were these expenses incurred so that you could work or go to school?


Level 2

Daycare expenses

Yes I went to work. 

Employee Tax Expert

Daycare expenses

The criteria for the Child Care Tax Credit is:


  1. A dependent child cannot have turned 13 in the taxable year.
  2. If you’re married, you must file as married filing jointly.
  3. You must have a job with earned income
  4. You must provide the care provider’s name, address and Taxpayer Identification Number


The Child Care Credit can get 20% to 35% of up to $3,000 of of the cost of child care for a child under  the age of 13.   

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