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To claim the credit for child and dependent care expenses, you need to fill out Parts I and II of IRS Form 2441, Child and Dependent Care Expenses, if you're filing IRS Form 1040.
This form requires you to provide identification information for both the care provider(s) and the qualifying children or disabled persons. The form helps you to compute your credit by comparing your allowable expenses with your wages and other earnings (and those of your spouse, if married). Your credit amount as shown on line 13 of the 2441 is carried to Form 1040, line 48; Form 1040A, line 29; or Form 1040NR, line 45, where it will be directly subtracted from the taxes you owe.
If you receive dependent care benefits, use this form to compute the amount of excluded benefits and also the amount of taxable benefits.
This form is also used to claim the child and dependent care credit.
The files are in Adobe Portable Document Format (.pdf), and you will need the free Acrobat Reader to view and print the files.