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goodnewsforyou
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I had $461 reimbursed from my FSA account for dependent child care. But Turbotax only has the table to add childcare expenses for each provider - no way to exclude this.

 
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Critter
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I had $461 reimbursed from my FSA account for dependent child care. But Turbotax only has the table to add childcare expenses for each provider - no way to exclude this.

In the day care section you will enter each provider separately and the total amount you paid them.  Do NOT subtract anything from those totals. The program will take what is on box 10 of the W-2 to the form 2441 automatically and will complete the form/math for you ... don't try to help it. 

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I had $461 reimbursed from my FSA account for dependent child care. But Turbotax only has the table to add childcare expenses for each provider - no way to exclude this.

does the amount appear in box 10 of your W-2? it should. that gets entered nowhere else.   what you enter for dependent care expenses is what you paid the provider - the persons or organizations that took care of him while you worked.  should be at least the $461 you were reimbursed.  The exception is if you had money left in the FSA a/c at the end of 2018 that you used to pay expenses during the grace period in 2019. that amount goes on line 13 of 2441. 

goodnewsforyou
Level 2

I had $461 reimbursed from my FSA account for dependent child care. But Turbotax only has the table to add childcare expenses for each provider - no way to exclude this.

Thank you for your reply. It is unclear to me. Can you please clarify?

My child had 3 providers in 2019.

A = $250

B = $300

C = $1900

 

I paid them all. 

Turbotax has the table for these 3 expenses,

also the FSA amount of $461 is entered in Box 10 of my W2 (and input into Turbo tax).

Do I need to manually subtract the $461 from this total of $2450? or is it already taken care of?

Critter
Level 15

I had $461 reimbursed from my FSA account for dependent child care. But Turbotax only has the table to add childcare expenses for each provider - no way to exclude this.

In the day care section you will enter each provider separately and the total amount you paid them.  Do NOT subtract anything from those totals. The program will take what is on box 10 of the W-2 to the form 2441 automatically and will complete the form/math for you ... don't try to help it. 

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goodnewsforyou
Level 2

I had $461 reimbursed from my FSA account for dependent child care. But Turbotax only has the table to add childcare expenses for each provider - no way to exclude this.

Thank you! I added back the $461 and this reduced my tax owed a little 😀

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