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jaelapetway53
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The question I have is when they ask about child care expense my youngest child was in a after-school program overall I paid 480.00 but the year is back from 2011.

I wasn't able to file it because I was going thru living situation so I didn't get to file for that year, I would like to  know can I use it for this year taxes?.
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Texas Roger
Level 15

The question I have is when they ask about child care expense my youngest child was in a after-school program overall I paid 480.00 but the year is back from 2011.

You cannot claim a credit on your 2016 tax return for an expense from any other year. It is too late to file or amend a 2011 tax return for a refund.

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Texas Roger
Level 15

The question I have is when they ask about child care expense my youngest child was in a after-school program overall I paid 480.00 but the year is back from 2011.

You cannot claim a credit on your 2016 tax return for an expense from any other year. It is too late to file or amend a 2011 tax return for a refund.

SweetieJean
Level 15

The question I have is when they ask about child care expense my youngest child was in a after-school program overall I paid 480.00 but the year is back from 2011.

But you should file if you owe taxes.
jaelapetway53
New Member

The question I have is when they ask about child care expense my youngest child was in a after-school program overall I paid 480.00 but the year is back from 2011.

I don't owe any taxes
jaelapetway53
New Member

The question I have is when they ask about child care expense my youngest child was in a after-school program overall I paid 480.00 but the year is back from 2011.

I told  if anything that's  over 7 or 8 years you can file but you will have to file an amend is that's  true or not?
Texas Roger
Level 15

The question I have is when they ask about child care expense my youngest child was in a after-school program overall I paid 480.00 but the year is back from 2011.

If you have never filed a tax return for a specific year, you file an original return for that year regardless of how many years it has been. You only file an amended return if you need to change an original return that was already filed. You cannot get a refund on any tax return filed more than 3 years after the original filing deadline.
jaelapetway53
New Member

The question I have is when they ask about child care expense my youngest child was in a after-school program overall I paid 480.00 but the year is back from 2011.

So basically that's credit that I lost for that year is that what you telling me?
VolvoGirl
Level 15

The question I have is when they ask about child care expense my youngest child was in a after-school program overall I paid 480.00 but the year is back from 2011.

Texas Roger
Level 15

The question I have is when they ask about child care expense my youngest child was in a after-school program overall I paid 480.00 but the year is back from 2011.

Yes you lost that credit for that year because it had to be taken on that year's tax return and it is too late to file a 2011 tax return or amended return and get a credit for a refund.
VolvoGirl
Level 15

The question I have is when they ask about child care expense my youngest child was in a after-school program overall I paid 480.00 but the year is back from 2011.

Oh, if you did file and want to amend.  (Don't think it will do any good)
2011 Amended 1040X
<a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040x--2011.pdf">https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040x--2011.p...>

2011  1040X Amended Instructions
<a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040x--2011.pdf">https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040x--2011.p...>
jaelapetway53
New Member

The question I have is when they ask about child care expense my youngest child was in a after-school program overall I paid 480.00 but the year is back from 2011.

So really therefore is nothing to be done about  right that's money of mine I have lost.
jaelapetway53
New Member

The question I have is when they ask about child care expense my youngest child was in a after-school program overall I paid 480.00 but the year is back from 2011.

Why you say it want do me any good because of the year, I want get anything back from it is that what you are saying?
jaelapetway53
New Member

The question I have is when they ask about child care expense my youngest child was in a after-school program overall I paid 480.00 but the year is back from 2011.

I have two more W-2 forms that's going to be coming out this month. Can I just use my last checkstub just to get an estimate on what I be looking to get or do. I have to wait to my W-2 forms to come in and order to get an estimate?
SweetieJean
Level 15

The question I have is when they ask about child care expense my youngest child was in a after-school program overall I paid 480.00 but the year is back from 2011.

Yes, you will not get anything back fior 2011.
Use this Federal estimating tool for 2016:
<a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/calculators/taxcaster/">https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/...>
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