IRS Publication 503 Child and Dependent Care Expenses provides information on preschool expenses as they relate to child and dependent care.

Education. Expenses for a child in nursery school, pre-school, or similar programs for children below the level of kindergarten are expenses for care.

Expenses to attend kindergarten or a higher grade are not expenses for care. Do not use these expenses to figure your credit. However, expenses for before- or after-school care of a child in kindergarten or a higher grade may be expenses for care. Summer school and tutoring programs are not for care.

 

To enter information for the child and dependent care credit in TaxACT:

  1. From within your TaxACT return (Online or Desktop) click on the Federal Q&A tab
  2. Click Child and Dependent Care
  3. The program will proceed with the interview screens for you to enter the appropriate information. In order to receive the credit, you must provide information for amounts paid to a care provider. Click Yes on the screen titled Child Care Credit - Introduction to enter provider information.

 


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