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The amount shown as paid to the provider(s) must equal the amount entered as qualified expenses for your dependent(s) plus any dependent care benefits provided by the employer.

To review the child and dependent care topic:

  1. From within your TaxAct return (Online or Desktop), click Federal. On smaller devices, click in the upper left-hand corner, then click Federal.
  2. Click Child and Dependent Care in the Federal Quick Q&A Topics menu, then click Yes.
  3. If this is your first time through the care provider section of the Q&A, you will be taken directly to the first question. Otherwise, click + Add Form 2441 Care Provider or click Edit to enter or edit provider information.
  4. On the screen titled How much did you pay Care Provider for dependent care in 2020?, verify the total Amount paid in 2020. It should equal the amount shown as qualified expenses, plus (+) any dependent care benefits reported in Form W-2, Box 10.

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