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Daycare won’t provide ein number

 
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JohnW222
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Daycare won’t provide ein number

To file your return, please see Carl's guidance at How can I claim child care credit with no EIN or social?

If you can't provide the Child Care Provider's Social Security Number or Employer Identification Number, you have to, at a minimum, show due diligence that you've attempted to get one of those identifying numbers.  The IRS is adamant about this.  And, without the provider's identifying number, you can't e-file your return -- it will be rejected by the IRS -- and you'll need to file your return on paper and mail it in.

Seen page 9 of IRS Publication 503, Child and Dependent Care Expenses for more information.

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