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sharam
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I was a full time employee and my wife was a home maker in 2017. Can I deduct the daycare cost I paid in 2017 for my 4-year old child?

 
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JohnW15
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I was a full time employee and my wife was a home maker in 2017. Can I deduct the daycare cost I paid in 2017 for my 4-year old child?

Unfortunately, no, based on the information you've provided.  Each spouse must generally have earned income.  

There are some exceptions, though.  Please see TurboTax Help article "What is the Child and Dependent Care Credit?" for more information. 

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JohnW15
Intuit Alumni

I was a full time employee and my wife was a home maker in 2017. Can I deduct the daycare cost I paid in 2017 for my 4-year old child?

Unfortunately, no, based on the information you've provided.  Each spouse must generally have earned income.  

There are some exceptions, though.  Please see TurboTax Help article "What is the Child and Dependent Care Credit?" for more information. 

[Edited 3|16|2020 8:42 am]

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