1 - Eligible Child Care Expenses
1 - Claim All Eligible Child Care Deductions
Expenses paid for child care that enables you and your spouse to be employed are eligible as federal income tax deductions. Your child must be under the age of 13, and the services must be for the physical care of your child, not education, meals, etc.
Services provided by licensed child care facilities such as daycare, and preschool are the obvious expenses most people claim. Many miss out additional refunds once their children "graduate" into kindergarten. Consider the following eligible expenses:
In most cases you will get bigger tax savings by deducting your child care expenses via a dependent care flexible spending account. Continue reading below for more details.
Children with Special Needs
Your deductible child care expenses may continue if your child is disabled. You can continue to deduct these expenses after age 13 should this be the case.