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Child and dependent care tax credit

If you paid for your child’s or a dependent’s care while you worked or looked for a job, you may be eligible for a credit on your tax return.

Your eligibility to claim the child and dependent care credit will depend on the amount you paid to care for a qualifying child, spouse, or other dependent. 

Find out how the child and dependent care credit works, if you qualify, and how to report the claim on your tax return.

LAST UPDATED: January 10, 2024


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