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anolander
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Does it matter if I use a combined tuition total for my 3 kids in daycare vs. individual total for each dependent?

My daycare provider gives a combined total of what I paid for the year for all 3 of my kids. On turbo tax it asks me for each individual dependent and their total expense. Do I need to  ask my daycare provider to figure out the individual expenses per each dependent?

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KatrinaB
Intuit Alumni

Does it matter if I use a combined tuition total for my 3 kids in daycare vs. individual total for each dependent?

Yes. You will need to know what portion of expenses were for each child.

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KatrinaB
Intuit Alumni

Does it matter if I use a combined tuition total for my 3 kids in daycare vs. individual total for each dependent?

Yes. You will need to know what portion of expenses were for each child.

Carl
Level 15

Does it matter if I use a combined tuition total for my 3 kids in daycare vs. individual total for each dependent?

If all three attended the daycare facility every day you paid for daycare, it's fine to split it 1/3 for each child. But most likely that didn't happen. Realistically though, the difference would not be sufficient enough to make a difference anyway, since your total daycare deductible allowance wouldn't change anyway. However, if one of the dependent's for which you paid daycare expenses for was over the age of 12 on Dec 31 of the tax year, then you NEED the provider to provide what you paid for each one individually.
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