I don't have the childcare number with me. Can we please forget this?
You can still claim the child and dependent care credit when you're missing
the provider's EIN or other taxpayer identification by demonstrating due diligence in attempting to secure this information.
Claim the childcare expenses on Form 2441, Child
and Dependent Care Expenses, and provide the care provider's information
you have available (such as name and address). Write "See Attached
Statement" in the columns missing information. Explain on the attached
statement that you requested the provider's identifying number, but the
provider didn't give it to you. This statement supports use of due diligence in
trying to secure the identifying information for the claim. You will file a paper
return by mail to complete this process.
Remember it is federal law for
the child care provider to have to provide their EIN information to you for tax
To Delete the Childcare Provider
in TurboTax Online:
1. Go to "Federal Taxes" at the top of the
Select "Deductions & Credits"
3. Scroll down to "You and Your Family" and
select "Show More"
4. Select "Revisit" next to "Child and
Dependent Care Credit"
Select "Yes" to "Did you pay for child or dependent
care in 2016?"
Select "Continue" on the Add Dependents page
7. You should now be at the screen that says "Here are
your care providers. Next, we'll get your expense info."
Select the trashcan icon to the right of the provider you would like to
Another Way to Delete Form 2441(Child and Dependent Care Credit):
1. Go to "My Account" in the top right corner
2. Select "Tools"
3. Under "Tools Center" select "Delete a
4. Navigate to "Form 2441" and select "Delete"
next to it