Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit

Was the care for one or more IRS qualifying persons?
Did you have earned income during the year?
Did you pay the expenses to allow you to work or to look for work?
Were your payments made to someone you or your spouse could claim as a dependent?
Were your payments made to your spouse or to the parent of your IRS qualifying person who is your IRS qualifying child and under age 13?
Were your payments made to your child who was under age 19 as of 12/31 of the tax year?
Are you single?
Are you filing a joint return with your spouse?
Do you meet the requirements to be considered unmarried?
Do you know the care provider's name, address, and identifying number?
Did you make a reasonable effort to get this information?
Did you pay expenses for more than one qualifying person?
Are you excluding or deducting at least $3,000 of dependent care benefits?
Based on your answers, you may be able to claim the Child and Dependent Care Credit.

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You CAN NOT claim the Child and Dependent Care Credit.

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