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Child and Dependent Care Credit & Flexible Benefit Plans
Question: My spouse and I both work and are eligible for the child and dependent care credit. Can I include the expense of my 5 year-old son's private kindergarten tuition as a qualified expense on Form 2441, Child and Dependent Care Expenses?
The expense of tuition for kindergarten does not qualify for the child and dependent care credit because kindergarten is primarily educational in nature.
- The expense of your child's care at school may qualify for the credit, if it can be separated from the expense of your child's education.
- For example, the expense of an afterschool care program may qualify, even though the expense of school tuition does not qualify.
Category: Child Care Credit, Other Credits
Subcategory: Child and Dependent Care Credit & Flexible Benefit Plans