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We have a 1 YO daughter and paid about $16,000 for daycare last year. Why does turbo tax say that $0 is eligible dependent care expenses for the calculation of any credit??

TT says that my daughter is eligible and the daycare is a company with a tax ID.
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We have a 1 YO daughter and paid about $16,000 for daycare last year. Why does turbo tax say that $0 is eligible dependent care expenses for the calculation of any credit??

You are correct. Not only do you both need income from working (not just looking for a job) but you must have entered the income into TurboTax for TurboTax to know that you both had income from working.

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We have a 1 YO daughter and paid about $16,000 for daycare last year. Why does turbo tax say that $0 is eligible dependent care expenses for the calculation of any credit??

Did you have income from working and if married filing jointly, did your spouse also have income from working?

We have a 1 YO daughter and paid about $16,000 for daycare last year. Why does turbo tax say that $0 is eligible dependent care expenses for the calculation of any credit??

Yes we both had income: normal jobs all year, in the states. Married filing jointly.

We have a 1 YO daughter and paid about $16,000 for daycare last year. Why does turbo tax say that $0 is eligible dependent care expenses for the calculation of any credit??

I think I know why...I don't have my W2 yet so I have only entered my husbands W2 so far. From what I read, we both need to be working or looking for a job in order to quality on not having my W2 information in there isn't providing the entire picture. ???

We have a 1 YO daughter and paid about $16,000 for daycare last year. Why does turbo tax say that $0 is eligible dependent care expenses for the calculation of any credit??

Got it!  My mistake! 🙂 thanks Texas Roger 🙂

We have a 1 YO daughter and paid about $16,000 for daycare last year. Why does turbo tax say that $0 is eligible dependent care expenses for the calculation of any credit??

You are correct. Not only do you both need income from working (not just looking for a job) but you must have entered the income into TurboTax for TurboTax to know that you both had income from working.
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