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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 my 5 year-old son's private kindergarten tuition as a qualified expense on Form 2441, Child and Dependent Care Expenses?

Answer:

No, tuition for kindergarten isn't a qualifying expense for the child and dependent care credit because expenses to attend kindergarten or a higher grade aren't expenses for the child's care.

However, the expense for a before- or after-school care program of a child in kindergarten or a higher grade may qualify, even though the expense of school tuition doesn't qualify.

Additional Information:


Category: Childcare Credit, Other Credits
Subcategory: Child and Dependent Care Credit & Flexible Benefit Plans

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