Open TurboTax

Why sign in to the Community?

  • Submit a question
  • Check your notifications
or and start working on your taxes
Announcements
Your taxes, your way. Get expert help or do it yourself. >> Get started
Close icon
Do you have a TurboTax Online account?

We'll help you get started or pick up where you left off.

cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
jen-blouin
New Member

Can I still claim the dependent care credit for my daughter even if my ex was the one who actually paid for it and can show proof that she did?

Im claiming our daughter and my ex is claiming our son. I'm the custodial parent. Even though my ex can show proof she paid for daycare for our daughter when she was in her care, can I legally claim the dependent care credit?
1 Reply
rainydaze
New Member

Can I still claim the dependent care credit for my daughter even if my ex was the one who actually paid for it and can show proof that she did?

As the custodial parent, you are entitled/allowed to claim the child and dependent care credit.  This applies even if you allow your ex to claim your daughter's exemption.  Technically if you are the custodial parent for both of the kids, you are the parent who should claim the dependent care expenses for both (and your ex would not be allowed to claim those expenses).  

About Community

Learn about taxes, budgeting, saving, borrowing, reducing debt, investing, and planning for retirement.

3.49m
Members

2.62m
Discussions

Manage cookies
v