2022 Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit

Tax Year 2022
Childcare Tax

This 2022 Child and Dependent Child Care Calculator tool will let you know if you qualify for this non-refundable federal tax credit for Tax Year 2022.

Since October of 2023, you can no longer e-file 2022 tax returns and can only use paper forms to file your return.

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Childcare Tax Credit Explained

If you paid someone to care for your child or dependent or an other qualifying relative so you and/or your spouse could work, look for work, or go to school then you may be able to claim the Child and Dependent Care Credit. Keep in mind, this tax credit is not the same as the Child Tax Credit, meaning you can claim both in one year should you qualify.

The following criteria will determine if you qualify for the credit and this tool will guide you through them:

  • A: Qualifying Person
  • B: Earned Income
  • C: Work-Related Expense
  • D: Joint Return
  • E: Care Provider Identification

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Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit
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