My wife and I live together and are not separated. We are filing MFS because it works better for her student loans. We have 1 child dependent, whom I am claiming. I did have a childcare/dependent care FSA last year because we didn't know if we would be MFJ or MFS this year, so that amount is on my W-2 (box 10).
My taxes have been rejected several times because I don't meet the eligibility requirements to have form 2441. Error message says:
F2441-022 - If filing status of the return is Married Filing Separately and Form 2441 'CreditForChildAndDepdCareAmt' has a non-zero value, then 'EligibilityRequirementMetInd' must be checked.
We are not separated, etc, so the eligibility check-box should NOT be checked (it is not). I did add the amount on form 2441 line 12 to form 2441 line 14, since it was explained to me that I was not eligible for that amount. But my taxes are still getting rejected.
TT triggered form 2441 because there is an amount in box 10 on my W-2. So I should manually delete it in my return even though it results from the W-2? If yes, how?
I am asking because I already tried deleting it manually and the form remains, but the content is removed (it is now a blank form in my return). Then in the review, TT tells me that there are unaddressed areas, and all of them are on that form.
Regarding paragraph 3 in TurboTaxAnnaB's statement ("When you prepare your tax returns..."): does that only apply if both of us put money into an FSA (paragraph 2)?
If not: my wife's returns were already accepted. She answered the questions as prompted in TT and TT didn't include our dependent. Does that mean that she needs to file an amended return?