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Tax Trails - Can You Claim the Child and Dependent Care Credit?

Did you pay expenses* for the care of a qualifying person to allow you and your spouse** to work or look for work?

*Do not include amounts spent for tuition of a qualifying dependent to attend kindergarten or a higher grade of school.

**A spouse who is not capable of self-care or who is a full-time student is treated as having earned income. In this case, answer YES to this question.

Yes            No


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Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 09-Feb-2015