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If I paid childcare expenses in 2019 for care in 2020, do I deduct them on my 2019 return? (I paid for an after-school club in Dec 19, but it didn't start until Jan 20.)

 
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If I paid childcare expenses in 2019 for care in 2020, do I deduct them on my 2019 return? (I paid for an after-school club in Dec 19, but it didn't start until Jan 20.)

You will claim the child care expenses as if they were paid during 2020. Prepaid child care expenses are deducted in the year the child care is received. 

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If I paid childcare expenses in 2019 for care in 2020, do I deduct them on my 2019 return? (I paid for an after-school club in Dec 19, but it didn't start until Jan 20.)

You will claim the child care expenses as if they were paid during 2020. Prepaid child care expenses are deducted in the year the child care is received. 

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