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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 access Form 2441 and verify amount paid to care provider (if you need help accessing Form 2441, go to our Form 2441 - Entering Child and Dependent Care Expenses in Program FAQ):

  1. From within your Form 2441, continue with the interview process until you reach the screen titled How much did you pay Care Provider for dependent care in 2021?
  2. Click the data entry field below Amount paid in 2021, and type the amount.  The amount should equal qualified expenses plus dependent care benefits reported on Form W-2 Box 10.

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