Form 2441

Form 2441

A form that one files with the IRS to claim a tax credit for expenses incurred for child care. A parent may file Form 2441, for example, if the parent paid a daycare service or a nanny to babysit while the parent was at work.
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Finally, dependent care expenses must be recalculated as if a joint Federal Form 2441, Child and Dependent Care Expenses, had been filed, because the deduction for dependent care expenses is calculated based on Federal earned income.
Thus, the taxpayer who wishes to list on form 2441 the child care expenses for a child under age one can still take the EIC provided for in IRC section 32(b)(2) but cannot take the additional credit for a child born in 1991.
Individual Income Tax Return; Schedules A and B (Form 1040) - Itemized Deductions and Interest and Dividend Income; Form 2441 - Child and Dependent Care Expenses; and Publication 553 - Highlights of 1998 Tax Changes.
Form 1040 EZ -- Form 1040 A -- With Schedule 1, 2, 3 & EIC -- Form 1040 -- With schedule A, B, EIC & R -- Form 1040 -- V -- Form 1040 -- ES -- Form 2441 (Child and Dependent Care Credit) -- Form 8863 (Education Credits) -- Form 8812 (Additional Child Tax Credit)