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?
No, the expense of tuition for kindergarten does not qualify for the child and dependent care credit because a tuition paid to an educational institution (in kindergarten or a higher grade) is not a payment for the child's care.
However, the expense for a before- or after-school care program may qualify, even though the expense of school tuition does not qualify.
- Am I Eligible to Claim the Child and Dependent Care Credit?
- Tax Topic 602 - Child and Dependent Care Credit
- Publication 503, Child and Dependent Care Expenses
Category: Childcare Credit, Other Credits
Subcategory: Child and Dependent Care Credit & Flexible Benefit Plans