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Efile tax returns Publication 503 - Main Content Table of Contents Tests To Claim the CreditQualifying Person Test Earned Income Test Work-Related Expense Test Joint Return Test Provider Identification Test How To Figure the CreditFiguring Total Work-Related Expenses Earned Income Limit Dollar Limit Amount of Credit How To Claim the CreditTax credit not refundable. Efile tax returns Employment Taxes for Household Employers How To Get Tax HelpLow Income Taxpayer Clinics Tests To Claim the Credit To be able to claim the credit for child and dependent care expenses, you must file Form 1040, Form 1040A, or Form 1040NR, not Form 1040EZ or Form 1040NR-EZ, and meet all the following tests. Efile tax returns The care must be for one or more qualifying persons who are identified on Form 2441. Efile tax returns (See Qualifying Person Test. Efile tax returns ) You (and your spouse if filing jointly) must have earned income during the year. Efile tax returns (However, see Rule for student-spouse or spouse not able to care for self under Earned Income Test, later. Efile tax returns ) You must pay child and dependent care expenses so you (and your spouse if filing jointly) can work or look for work. Efile tax returns (See Work-Related Expense Test, later. Efile tax returns ) You must make payments for child and dependent care to someone you (and your spouse) cannot claim as a dependent. Efile tax returns If you make payments to your child, he or she cannot be your dependent and must be age 19 or older by the end of the year. Efile tax returns You cannot make payments to: Your spouse, or The parent of your qualifying person if your qualifying person is your child and under age 13. Efile tax returns See Payments to Relatives or Dependents under Work-Related Expense Test, later. Efile tax returns Your filing status may be single, head of household, or qualifying widow(er) with dependent child. Efile tax returns If you are married, you must file a joint return, unless an exception applies to you. Efile tax returns See Joint Return Test, later. Efile tax returns You must identify the care provider on your tax return. Efile tax returns (See Provider Identification Test, later. Efile tax returns ) If you exclude or deduct dependent care benefits provided by a dependent care benefit plan, the total amount you exclude or deduct must be less than the dollar limit for qualifying expenses (generally, $3,000 if one qualifying person was cared for or $6,000 if two or more qualifying persons were cared for). Efile tax returns (If two or more qualifying persons were cared for, the amount you exclude or deduct will always be less than the dollar limit, since the total amount you can exclude or deduct is limited to $5,000. Efile tax returns See Reduced Dollar Limit under How To Figure the Credit, later. Efile tax returns ) These tests are presented in Figure A and are also explained in detail in this publication. Efile tax returns Qualifying Person Test Your child and dependent care expenses must be for the care of one or more qualifying persons. Efile tax returns A qualifying person is: Your qualifying child who is your dependent and who was under age 13 when the care was provided (but see Child of divorced or separated parents or parents living apart , later), Your spouse who was not physically or mentally able to care for himself or herself and lived with you for more than half the year, or A person who was not physically or mentally able to care for himself or herself, lived with you for more than half the year, and either: Was your dependent, or Would have been your dependent except that: He or she received gross income of $3,900 or more, He or she filed a joint return, or You, or your spouse if filing jointly, could be claimed as a dependent on someone else's 2013 return. Efile tax returns Dependent defined. Efile tax returns   A dependent is a person, other than you or your spouse, for whom you can claim an exemption. Efile tax returns To be your dependent, a person must be your qualifying child (or your qualifying relative). Efile tax returns Qualifying child. Efile tax returns   To be your qualifying child, a child must live with you for more than half the year and meet other requirements. Efile tax returns More information. Efile tax returns   For more information about who is a dependent or a qualifying child, see Publication 501. Efile tax returns Physically or mentally not able to care for oneself. Efile tax returns   Persons who cannot dress, clean, or feed themselves because of physical or mental problems are considered not able to care for themselves. Efile tax returns Also, persons who must have constant attention to prevent them from injuring themselves or others are considered not able to care for themselves. Efile tax returns Person qualifying for part of year. Efile tax returns   You determine a person's qualifying status each day. Efile tax returns For example, if the person for whom you pay child and dependent care expenses no longer qualifies on September 16, count only those expenses through September 15. Efile tax returns Also see Yearly limit under Dollar Limit, later. Efile tax returns Birth or death of otherwise qualifying person. Efile tax returns   In determining whether a person is a qualifying person, a person who was born or died in 2013 is treated as having lived with you for more than half of 2013 if your home was the person's home more than half the time he or she was alive in 2013. Efile tax returns Taxpayer identification number. Efile tax returns   You must include on your return the name and taxpayer identification number (generally the social security number) of the qualifying person(s). Efile tax returns If the correct information is not shown, the credit may be reduced or disallowed. Efile tax returns Individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN) for aliens. Efile tax returns   If your qualifying person is a nonresident or resident alien who does not have and cannot get a social security number (SSN), use that person's ITIN. Efile tax returns The ITIN is entered wherever an SSN is requested on a tax return. Efile tax returns If the alien does not have an ITIN, he or she must apply for one. Efile tax returns See Form W-7, Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, for details. Efile tax returns   An ITIN is for tax use only. Efile tax returns It does not entitle the holder to social security benefits or change the holder's employment or immigration status under U. Efile tax returns S. Efile tax returns law. Efile tax returns Adoption taxpayer identification number (ATIN). Efile tax returns   If your qualifying person is a child who was placed in your home for adoption and for whom you do not have an SSN, you must get an ATIN for the child. Efile tax returns File Form W-7A, Application for Taxpayer Identification Number for Pending U. Efile tax returns S. Efile tax returns Adoptions. Efile tax returns Child of divorced or separated parents or parents living apart. Efile tax returns   Even if you cannot claim your child as a dependent, he or she is treated as your qualifying person if: The child was under age 13 or was not physically or mentally able to care for himself or herself, The child received over half of his or her support during the calendar year from one or both parents who are divorced or legally separated under a decree of divorce or separate maintenance, are separated under a written separation agreement, or lived apart at all times during the last 6 months of the calendar year, The child was in the custody of one or both parents for more than half the year, and You were the child's custodial parent. Efile tax returns   The custodial parent is the parent with whom the child lived for the greater number of nights in 2013. Efile tax returns If the child was with each parent for an equal number of nights, the custodial parent is the parent with the higher adjusted gross income. Efile tax returns For details and an exception for a parent who works at night, see Publication 501. Efile tax returns   The noncustodial parent cannot treat the child as a qualifying person even if that parent is entitled to claim the child as a dependent under the special rules for a child of divorced or separated parents. Efile tax returns Please click here for the text description of the image. Efile tax returns Figure a. Efile tax returns Can you claim the credit Earned Income Test To claim the credit, you (and your spouse if filing jointly) must have earned income during the year. Efile tax returns Earned income. Efile tax returns   Earned income includes wages, salaries, tips, other taxable employee compensation, and net earnings from self-employment. Efile tax returns A net loss from self-employment reduces earned income. Efile tax returns Earned income also includes strike benefits and any disability pay you report as wages. Efile tax returns   Generally, only taxable compensation is included. Efile tax returns However, you can elect to include nontaxable combat pay in earned income. Efile tax returns If you are filing a joint return and both you and your spouse received nontaxable combat pay, you can each make your own election. Efile tax returns (In other words, if one of you makes the election, the other one can also make it but does not have to. Efile tax returns ) Including this income will give you a larger credit only if your (or your spouse's) other earned income is less than the amount entered on line 3 of Form 2441. Efile tax returns You should figure your credit both ways and make the election if it gives you a greater tax benefit. Efile tax returns    You can choose to include your nontaxable combat pay in earned income when figuring your credit for child and dependent care expenses, even if you choose not to include it in earned income for the earned income credit or the exclusion or deduction for dependent care benefits. Efile tax returns Members of certain religious faiths opposed to social security. Efile tax returns   This section is for persons who are members of certain religious faiths that are opposed to participation in Social Security Act programs and have an IRS-approved form that exempts certain income from social security and Medicare taxes. Efile tax returns These forms are: Form 4361, Application for Exemption From Self-Employment Tax for Use by Ministers, Members of Religious Orders and Christian Science Practitioners, and Form 4029, Application for Exemption From Social Security and Medicare Taxes and Waiver of Benefits, for use by members of recognized religious groups. Efile tax returns   Each form is discussed here in terms of what is or is not earned income for purposes of the child and dependent care credit. Efile tax returns For information on the use of these forms, see Publication 517, Social Security and Other Information for Members of the Clergy and Religious Workers. Efile tax returns Form 4361. Efile tax returns   Whether or not you have an approved Form 4361, amounts you received for performing ministerial duties as an employee are earned income. Efile tax returns This includes wages, salaries, tips, and other taxable employee compensation. Efile tax returns   However, amounts you received for ministerial duties, but not as an employee, do not count as earned income. Efile tax returns Examples include fees for performing marriages and honoraria for delivering speeches. Efile tax returns   Any amount you received for work that is not related to your ministerial duties is earned income. Efile tax returns Form 4029. Efile tax returns   Whether or not you have an approved Form 4029, all wages, salaries, tips, and other taxable employee compensation are earned income. Efile tax returns   However, amounts you received as a self-employed individual do not count as earned income. Efile tax returns What is not earned income?   Earned income does not include: Pensions and annuities, Social security and railroad retirement benefits, Workers' compensation, Interest and dividends, Unemployment compensation, Scholarships or fellowship grants, except for those reported on Form W-2 and paid to you for teaching or other services, Nontaxable workfare payments, Child support payments received, Income of a nonresident alien that is not effectively connected with a U. Efile tax returns S. Efile tax returns trade or business, or Any amount received for work while an inmate in a penal institution. Efile tax returns Rule for student-spouse or spouse not able to care for self. Efile tax returns   Your spouse is treated as having earned income for any month that he or she is: A full-time student, or Physically or mentally not able to care for himself or herself. Efile tax returns (Your spouse also must live with you for more than half the year. Efile tax returns )   If you are filing a joint return, this rule also applies to you. Efile tax returns You can be treated as having earned income for any month you are a full-time student or not able to care for yourself. Efile tax returns   Figure the earned income of the nonworking spouse, described under (1) or (2) above, as shown under Earned Income Limit under How To Figure the Credit, later. Efile tax returns   This rule applies to only one spouse for any one month. Efile tax returns If, in the same month, both you and your spouse do not work and are either full-time students or not physically or mentally able to care for yourselves, only one of you can be treated as having earned income in that month. Efile tax returns Full-time student. Efile tax returns    You are a full-time student if you are enrolled at a school for the number of hours or classes that the school considers full time. Efile tax returns You must have been a full-time student for some part of each of 5 calendar months during the year. Efile tax returns (The months need not be consecutive. Efile tax returns ) School. Efile tax returns   The term “school” includes high schools, colleges, universities, and technical, trade, and mechanical schools. Efile tax returns A school does not include an on-the-job training course, correspondence school, or school offering courses only through the Internet. Efile tax returns Work-Related Expense Test Child and dependent care expenses must be work-related to qualify for the credit. Efile tax returns Expenses are considered work-related only if both of the following are true. Efile tax returns They allow you (and your spouse if filing jointly) to work or look for work. Efile tax returns They are for a qualifying person's care. Efile tax returns Working or Looking for Work To be work-related, your expenses must allow you to work or look for work. Efile tax returns If you are married, generally both you and your spouse must work or look for work. Efile tax returns One spouse is treated as working during any month he or she is a full-time student or is not physically or mentally able to care for himself or herself. Efile tax returns Your work can be for others or in your own business or partnership. Efile tax returns It can be either full time or part time. Efile tax returns Work also includes actively looking for work. Efile tax returns However, if you do not find a job and have no earned income for the year, you cannot take this credit. Efile tax returns See Earned Income Test, earlier. Efile tax returns An expense is not considered work-related merely because you had it while you were working. Efile tax returns The purpose of the expense must be to allow you to work. Efile tax returns Whether your expenses allow you to work or look for work depends on the facts. Efile tax returns Example 1. Efile tax returns The cost of a babysitter while you and your spouse go out to eat is not normally a work-related expense. Efile tax returns Example 2. Efile tax returns You work during the day. Efile tax returns Your spouse works at night and sleeps during the day. Efile tax returns You pay for care of your 5-year-old child during the hours when you are working and your spouse is sleeping. Efile tax returns Your expenses are considered work-related. Efile tax returns Volunteer work. Efile tax returns   For this purpose, you are not considered to be working if you do unpaid volunteer work or volunteer work for a nominal salary. Efile tax returns Work for part of year. Efile tax returns   If you work or actively look for work during only part of the period covered by the expenses, then you must figure your expenses for each day. Efile tax returns For example, if you work all year and pay care expenses of $250 a month ($3,000 for the year), all the expenses are work related. Efile tax returns However, if you work or look for work for only 2 months and 15 days during the year and pay expenses of $250 a month, your work-related expenses are limited to $625 (2½ months × $250). Efile tax returns Temporary absence from work. Efile tax returns   You do not have to figure your expenses for each day during a short, temporary absence from work, such as for vacation or a minor illness, if you have to pay for care anyway. Efile tax returns Instead, you can figure your credit including the expenses you paid for the period of absence. Efile tax returns   An absence of 2 weeks or less is a short, temporary absence. Efile tax returns An absence of more than 2 weeks may be considered a short, temporary absence, depending on the circumstances. Efile tax returns Example. Efile tax returns You pay a nanny to care for your 2-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter so you can work. Efile tax returns You become ill and miss 4 months of work but receive sick pay. Efile tax returns You continue to pay the nanny to care for the children while you are ill. Efile tax returns Your absence is not a short, temporary absence, and your expenses are not considered work-related. Efile tax returns Part-time work. Efile tax returns   If you work part-time, you generally must figure your expenses for each day. Efile tax returns However, if you have to pay for care weekly, monthly, or in another way that includes both days worked and days not worked, you can figure your credit including the expenses you paid for days you did not work. Efile tax returns Any day when you work at least 1 hour is a day of work. Efile tax returns Example 1. Efile tax returns You work 3 days a week. Efile tax returns While you work, your 6-year-old child attends a dependent care center, which complies with all state and local regulations. Efile tax returns You can pay the center $150 for any 3 days a week or $250 for 5 days a week. Efile tax returns Your child attends the center 5 days a week. Efile tax returns Your work-related expenses are limited to $150 a week. Efile tax returns Example 2. Efile tax returns The facts are the same as in Example 1 except the center does not offer a 3-day option. Efile tax returns The entire $250 weekly fee may be a work-related expense. Efile tax returns Care of a Qualifying Person To be work-related, your expenses must be to provide care for a qualifying person. Efile tax returns You do not have to choose the least expensive way of providing the care. Efile tax returns The cost of a paid care provider may be an expense for the care of a qualifying person even if another care provider is available at no cost. Efile tax returns Expenses are for the care of a qualifying person only if their main purpose is the person's well-being and protection. Efile tax returns Expenses for household services qualify if part of the services is for the care of qualifying persons. Efile tax returns See Household Services, later. Efile tax returns Expenses not for care. Efile tax returns   Expenses for care do not include amounts you pay for food, lodging, clothing, education, and entertainment. Efile tax returns However, you can include small amounts paid for these items if they are incidental to and cannot be separated from the cost of caring for the qualifying person. Efile tax returns Otherwise, see the discussion of Expenses partly work-related, later. Efile tax returns   Child support payments are not for care and do not qualify for the credit. Efile tax returns Education. Efile tax returns   Expenses for a child in nursery school, preschool, or similar programs for children below the level of kindergarten are expenses for care. Efile tax returns   Expenses to attend kindergarten or a higher grade are not expenses for care. Efile tax returns Do not use these expenses to figure your credit. Efile tax returns   However, expenses for before- or after-school care of a child in kindergarten or a higher grade may be expenses for care. Efile tax returns   Summer school and tutoring programs are not for care. Efile tax returns Example 1. Efile tax returns You take your 3-year-old child to a nursery school that provides lunch and a few educational activities as part of its preschool childcare service. Efile tax returns The lunch and educational activities are incidental to the childcare, and their cost cannot be separated from the cost of care. Efile tax returns You can count the total cost when you figure the credit. Efile tax returns Example 2. Efile tax returns You place your 10-year-old child in a boarding school so you can work full time. Efile tax returns Only the part of the boarding school expense that is for the care of your child is a work-related expense. Efile tax returns You can count that part of the expense in figuring your credit if it can be separated from the cost of education. Efile tax returns You cannot count any part of the amount you pay the school for your child's education. Efile tax returns Care outside your home. Efile tax returns   You can count the cost of care provided outside your home if the care is for your dependent under age 13 or any other qualifying person who regularly spends at least 8 hours each day in your home. Efile tax returns Dependent care center. Efile tax returns   You can count care provided outside your home by a dependent care center only if the center complies with all state and local regulations that apply to these centers. Efile tax returns   A dependent care center is a place that provides care for more than six persons (other than persons who live there) and receives a fee, payment, or grant for providing services for any of those persons, even if the center is not run for profit. Efile tax returns Camp. Efile tax returns   The cost of sending your child to an overnight camp is not considered a work-related expense. Efile tax returns    The cost of sending your child to a day camp may be a work-related expense, even if the camp specializes in a particular activity, such as computers or soccer. Efile tax returns Transportation. Efile tax returns   If a care provider takes a qualifying person to or from a place where care is provided, that transportation is for the care of the qualifying person. Efile tax returns This includes transportation by bus, subway, taxi, or private car. Efile tax returns However, transportation not provided by a care provider is not for the care of a qualifying person. Efile tax returns Also, if you pay the transportation cost for the care provider to come to your home, that expense is not for care of a qualifying person. Efile tax returns Fees and deposits. Efile tax returns   Fees you paid to an agency to get the services of a care provider, deposits you paid to an agency or preschool, application fees, and other indirect expenses are work-related expenses if you have to pay them to get care, even though they are not directly for care. Efile tax returns However, a forfeited deposit is not for the care of a qualifying person if care is not provided. Efile tax returns Example 1. Efile tax returns You paid a fee to an agency to get the services of the nanny who cares for your 2-year-old daughter while you work. Efile tax returns The fee you paid is a work-related expense. Efile tax returns Example 2. Efile tax returns You placed a deposit with a preschool to reserve a place for your 3-year-old child. Efile tax returns You later sent your child to a different preschool and forfeited the deposit. Efile tax returns The forfeited deposit is not for care and so is not a work-related expense. Efile tax returns Household Services Expenses you pay for household services meet the work-related expense test if they are at least partly for the well-being and protection of a qualifying person. Efile tax returns Definition. Efile tax returns   Household services are ordinary and usual services done in and around your home that are necessary to run your home. Efile tax returns They include the services of a housekeeper, maid, or cook. Efile tax returns However, they do not include the services of a chauffeur, bartender, or gardener. Efile tax returns Housekeeper. Efile tax returns   In this publication, the term housekeeper refers to any household employee whose services include the care of a qualifying person. Efile tax returns Expenses partly work-related. Efile tax returns   If part of an expense is work-related (for either household services or the care of a qualifying person) and part is for other purposes, you have to divide the expense. Efile tax returns To figure your credit, count only the part that is work-related. Efile tax returns However, you do not have to divide the expense if only a small part is for other purposes. Efile tax returns Example. Efile tax returns You pay a housekeeper to care for your 9-year-old and 15-year-old children so you can work. Efile tax returns The housekeeper spends most of the time doing normal household work and spends 30 minutes a day driving you to and from work. Efile tax returns You do not have to divide the expenses. Efile tax returns You can treat the entire expense of the housekeeper as work-related because the time spent driving is minimal. Efile tax returns Nor do you have to divide the expenses between the two children, even though the expenses are partly for the 15-year-old child who is not a qualifying person, because the expense is also partly for the care of your 9-year-old child, who is a qualifying person. Efile tax returns However, the dollar limit (discussed later) is based on one qualifying person, not two. Efile tax returns Meals and lodging provided for housekeeper. Efile tax returns   If you have expenses for meals that your housekeeper eats in your home because of his or her employment, count these as work-related expenses. Efile tax returns If you have extra expenses for providing lodging in your home to the housekeeper, count these as work-related expenses also. Efile tax returns Example. Efile tax returns To provide lodging to the housekeeper, you move to an apartment with an extra bedroom. Efile tax returns You can count the extra rent and utility expenses for the housekeeper's bedroom as work-related. Efile tax returns However, if your housekeeper moves into an existing bedroom in your home, you can count only the extra utility expenses as work-related. Efile tax returns Taxes paid on wages. Efile tax returns   The taxes you pay on wages for qualifying child and dependent care services are work-related expenses. Efile tax returns For more information on a household employer's tax responsibilities, see Employment Taxes for Household Employers, later. Efile tax returns Payments to Relatives or Dependents You can count work-related payments you make to relatives who are not your dependents, even if they live in your home. Efile tax returns However, do not count any amounts you pay to: A dependent for whom you (or your spouse if filing jointly) can claim an exemption, Your child who was under age 19 at the end of the year, even if he or she is not your dependent, A person who was your spouse any time during the year, or The parent of your qualifying person if your qualifying person is your child and under age 13. Efile tax returns Joint Return Test Generally, married couples must file a joint return to take the credit. Efile tax returns However, if you are legally separated or living apart from your spouse, you may be able to file a separate return and still take the credit. Efile tax returns Legally separated. Efile tax returns   You are not considered married if you are legally separated from your spouse under a decree of divorce or separate maintenance. Efile tax returns You may be eligible to take the credit on your return using head of household filing status. Efile tax returns Married and living apart. Efile tax returns   You are not considered married and are eligible to take the credit if all the following apply. Efile tax returns You file a return apart from your spouse. Efile tax returns Your home is the home of a qualifying person for more than half the year. Efile tax returns You pay more than half the cost of keeping up your home for the year. Efile tax returns Your spouse does not live in your home for the last 6 months of the year. Efile tax returns Costs of keeping up a home. Efile tax returns   The costs of keeping up a home normally include property taxes, mortgage interest, rent, utility charges, home repairs, insurance on the home, and food eaten at home. Efile tax returns   The costs of keeping up a home do not include payments for clothing, education, medical treatment, vacations, life insurance, transportation, or mortgage principal. Efile tax returns   They also do not include the purchase, permanent improvement, or replacement of property. Efile tax returns For example, you cannot include the cost of replacing a water heater. Efile tax returns However, you can include the cost of repairing a water heater. Efile tax returns Death of spouse. Efile tax returns   If your spouse died during the year and you do not remarry before the end of the year, you generally must file a joint return to take the credit. Efile tax returns If you do remarry before the end of the year, the credit can be claimed on your deceased spouse's own return. Efile tax returns Provider Identification Test You must identify all persons or organizations that provide care for your child or dependent. Efile tax returns Use Form 2441, Part I, to show the information. Efile tax returns If you do not have any care providers and you are filing Form 2441 only to report taxable income in Part III, enter “none” in line 1, column (a). Efile tax returns Information needed. Efile tax returns   To identify the care provider, you must give the provider's: Name, Address, and Taxpayer identification number. Efile tax returns    If the care provider is an individual, the taxpayer identification number is his or her social security number or individual taxpayer identification number. Efile tax returns If the care provider is an organization, then it is the employer identification number (EIN). Efile tax returns   You do not have to show the taxpayer identification number if the care provider is a tax-exempt organization (such as a church or school). Efile tax returns In this case, enter “Tax-Exempt” in the space where Form 2441 asks for the number. Efile tax returns   If you cannot provide all of the information or the information is incorrect, you must be able to show that you used due diligence (discussed later) in trying to furnish the necessary information. Efile tax returns Getting the information. Efile tax returns    You can use Form W-10, Dependent Care Provider's Identification and Certification, to request the required information from the care provider. Efile tax returns If you do not use Form W-10, you can get the information from one of the other sources listed in the instructions for Form W-10, including: A copy of the provider's social security card, A copy of the provider's completed Form W-4, Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate, if he or she is your household employee, A copy of the statement furnished by your employer if the provider is your employer's dependent care plan, or A letter or invoice from the provider if it shows the necessary information. Efile tax returns    You should keep this information with your tax records. Efile tax returns Do not send Form W-10 (or other document containing this information) to the Internal Revenue Service. Efile tax returns Due diligence. Efile tax returns   If the care provider information you give is incorrect or incomplete, your credit may not be allowed. Efile tax returns However, if you can show that you used due diligence in trying to supply the information, you can still claim the credit. Efile tax returns   You can show due diligence by getting and keeping the provider's completed Form W-10 or one of the other sources of information just listed. Efile tax returns Care providers can be penalized if they do not provide this information to you or if they provide incorrect information. Efile tax returns Provider refusal. Efile tax returns    If the provider refuses to give you the identifying information, you should report on Form 2441 whatever information you have (such as the name and address). Efile tax returns Enter “See Attached Statement” in the columns calling for the information you do not have. Efile tax returns Then attach a statement explaining that you requested the information from the care provider, but the provider did not give you the information. Efile tax returns Be sure to write your name and social security number on this statement. Efile tax returns The statement will show that you used due diligence in trying to furnish the necessary information. Efile tax returns U. Efile tax returns S. Efile tax returns citizens and resident aliens living abroad. Efile tax returns   If you are living abroad, your care provider may not have, and may not be required to get, a U. Efile tax returns S. Efile tax returns taxpayer identification number (for example, an SSN or an EIN). Efile tax returns If so, enter “LAFCP” (Living Abroad Foreign Care Provider) in the space for the care provider's taxpayer identification number. Efile tax returns How To Figure the Credit Your credit is a percentage of your work-related expenses. Efile tax returns Your expenses are subject to the earned income limit and the dollar limit. Efile tax returns The percentage is based on your adjusted gross income. Efile tax returns Figuring Total Work-Related Expenses To figure the credit for 2013 work-related expenses, count only those you paid by December 31, 2013. Efile tax returns Expenses prepaid in an earlier year. Efile tax returns   If you pay for services before they are provided, you can count the prepaid expenses only in the year the care is received. Efile tax returns Claim the expenses for the later year as if they were actually paid in that later year. Efile tax returns Expenses not paid until the following year. Efile tax returns   Do not count 2012 expenses that you paid in 2013 as work-related expenses for 2013. Efile tax returns You may be able to claim an additional credit for them on your 2013 return, but you must figure it separately. Efile tax returns See Payments for prior year's expenses under Amount of Credit, later. Efile tax returns If you had expenses in 2013 that you did not pay until 2014, you cannot count them when figuring your 2013 credit. Efile tax returns You may be able to claim a credit for them on your 2014 return. Efile tax returns Expenses reimbursed. Efile tax returns   If a state social services agency pays you a nontaxable amount to reimburse you for some of your child and dependent care expenses, you cannot count the expenses that are reimbursed as work-related expenses. Efile tax returns Example. Efile tax returns You paid work-related expenses of $3,000. Efile tax returns You are reimbursed $2,000 by a state social services agency. Efile tax returns You can use only $1,000 to figure your credit. Efile tax returns Medical expenses. Efile tax returns   Some expenses for the care of qualifying persons who are not able to care for themselves may qualify as work-related expenses and also as medical expenses. Efile tax returns You can use them either way, but you cannot use the same expenses to claim both a credit and a medical expense deduction. Efile tax returns   If you use these expenses to figure the credit and they are more than the earned income limit or the dollar limit, discussed later, you can add the excess to your medical expenses. Efile tax returns However, if you use your total expenses to figure your medical expense deduction, you cannot use any part of them to figure your credit. Efile tax returns For information on medical expenses, see Publication 502, Medical and Dental Expenses. Efile tax returns    Amounts excluded from your income under your employer's dependent care benefits plan cannot be used to claim a medical expense deduction. Efile tax returns Dependent Care Benefits If you receive dependent care benefits, your dollar limit for purposes of the credit may be reduced. Efile tax returns See Reduced Dollar Limit, later. Efile tax returns But, even if you cannot take the credit, you may be able to take an exclusion or deduction for the dependent care benefits. Efile tax returns Dependent care benefits. Efile tax returns    Dependent care benefits include: Amounts your employer paid directly to either you or your care provider for the care of your qualifying person while you work, The fair market value of care in a daycare facility provided or sponsored by your employer, and Pre-tax contributions you made under a dependent care flexible spending arrangement. Efile tax returns Your salary may have been reduced to pay for these benefits. Efile tax returns If you received benefits as an employee, they should be shown in box 10 of your Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement. Efile tax returns See Statement for employee, later. Efile tax returns Benefits you received as a partner should be shown in box 13 of your Schedule K-1 (Form 1065) with code O. Efile tax returns   Enter the amount of these benefits on Form 2441, Part III, line 12. Efile tax returns Exclusion or deduction. Efile tax returns   If your employer provides dependent care benefits under a qualified plan, you may be able to exclude these benefits from your income. Efile tax returns Your employer can tell you whether your benefit plan qualifies. Efile tax returns To claim the exclusion, you must complete Part III of Form 2441. Efile tax returns You cannot use Form 1040EZ. Efile tax returns   If you are self-employed and receive benefits from a qualified dependent care benefit plan, you are treated as both employer and employee. Efile tax returns Therefore, you would not get an exclusion from wages. Efile tax returns Instead, you would get a deduction on Form 1040, Schedule C, line 14; Schedule E, line 19 or 28; or Schedule F, line 15. Efile tax returns To claim the deduction, you must use Form 2441. Efile tax returns   The amount you can exclude or deduct is limited to the smallest of: The total amount of dependent care benefits you received during the year, The total amount of qualified expenses you incurred during the year, Your earned income, Your spouse's earned income, or $5,000 ($2,500 if married filing separately). Efile tax returns   The definition of earned income for the exclusion or deduction is the same as the definition used when figuring the credit except that earned income for the exclusion or deduction does not include any dependent care benefits you receive. Efile tax returns    You can choose to include your nontaxable combat pay in earned income when figuring your exclusion or deduction, even if you choose not to include it in earned income for the earned income credit or the credit for child and dependent care expenses. Efile tax returns Statement for employee. Efile tax returns   Your employer must give you a Form W-2 (or similar statement), showing in box 10 the total amount of dependent care benefits provided to you during the year under a qualified plan. Efile tax returns Your employer will also include any dependent care benefits over $5,000 in your wages shown on your Form W-2 in box 1. Efile tax returns Effect of exclusion on credit. Efile tax returns   If you exclude dependent care benefits from your income, the amount of the excluded benefits: Is not included in your work-related expenses, and Reduces the dollar limit, discussed later. Efile tax returns Earned Income Limit The amount of work-related expenses you use to figure your credit cannot be more than: Your earned income for the year, if you are single at the end of the year, or The smaller of your or your spouse's earned income for the year if you are married at the end of the year. Efile tax returns Earned income for the purpose of figuring the credit is defined under Earned Income Test, earlier. Efile tax returns For purposes of item (2), use your spouse's earned income for the entire year, even if you were married for only part of the year. Efile tax returns Example. Efile tax returns You remarried on December 3. Efile tax returns Your earned income for the year was $18,000. Efile tax returns Your new spouse's earned income for the year was $2,000. Efile tax returns You paid work-related expenses of $3,000 for the care of your 5-year-old child and qualified to claim the credit. Efile tax returns The amount of expenses you use to figure your credit cannot be more than $2,000 (the smaller of your earned income or that of your spouse). Efile tax returns Separated spouse. Efile tax returns   If you are legally separated or married and living apart from your spouse (as described under Joint Return Test, earlier), you are not considered married for purposes of the earned income limit. Efile tax returns Use only your income in figuring the earned income limit. Efile tax returns Surviving spouse. Efile tax returns   If your spouse died during the year and you file a joint return as a surviving spouse, you may, but are not required to, take into account the earned income of your spouse who died during the year. Efile tax returns Community property laws. Efile tax returns   Disregard community property laws when you figure earned income for this credit. Efile tax returns Self-employment earnings. Efile tax returns   If you are self-employed, include your net earnings in earned income. Efile tax returns For purposes of the child and dependent care credit, net earnings from self-employment generally means the amount from Schedule SE (either Section A or Section B), line 3, minus any deduction for self-employment tax on Form 1040 or Form 1040NR, line 27. Efile tax returns Include your self-employment earnings in earned income, even if they are less than $400 and you did not file Schedule SE. Efile tax returns Clergy or church employee. Efile tax returns   If you are a member of the clergy or a church employee, see the Instructions for Form 2441 for details. Efile tax returns Statutory employee. Efile tax returns   If you filed Schedule C (Form 1040) or C-EZ (Form 1040) to report income as a statutory employee, also include as earned income the amount from line 1 of that Schedule C (Form 1040) or C-EZ (Form 1040). Efile tax returns Net loss. Efile tax returns   You must reduce your earned income by any net loss from self-employment. Efile tax returns Optional method if earnings are low or a net loss. Efile tax returns   If your net earnings from self-employment are low or you have a net loss, you may be able to figure your net earnings by using an optional method instead of the regular method. Efile tax returns Get Publication 334, Tax Guide for Small Business, for details. Efile tax returns If you use an optional method to figure net earnings for self-employment tax purposes, include those net earnings in your earned income for this credit. Efile tax returns In this case, subtract any deduction you claimed on Form 1040 or Form 1040NR, line 27, from the total of the amounts on Schedule SE, Section B, lines 3 and 4b, to figure your net earnings. Efile tax returns You or your spouse is a student or not able to care for self. Efile tax returns   Your spouse who is either a full-time student or not able to care for himself or herself is treated as having earned income. Efile tax returns His or her earned income for each month is considered to be at least $250 if there is one qualifying person in your home, or at least $500 if there are two or more. Efile tax returns Spouse works. Efile tax returns   If your spouse works during that month, use the higher of $250 (or $500) or his or her actual earned income for that month. Efile tax returns Spouse qualifies for part of month. Efile tax returns   If your spouse is a full-time student or not able to care for himself or herself for only part of a month, the full $250 (or $500) still applies for that month. Efile tax returns You are a student or not able to care for self. Efile tax returns   These rules also apply if you are a student or not able to care for yourself and are filing a joint return. Efile tax returns For each month or part of a month you are a student or not able to care for yourself, your earned income is considered to be at least $250 (or $500). Efile tax returns If you also work during that month, use the higher of $250 (or $500) or your actual earned income for that month. Efile tax returns Both spouses qualify. Efile tax returns   If, in the same month, both you and your spouse are either full-time students or not able to care for yourselves, only one spouse can be considered to have this earned income of $250 (or $500) for that month. Efile tax returns Example. Efile tax returns Jim works and keeps up a home for himself and his wife Sharon. Efile tax returns Because of an accident, Sharon is not able to care for herself for 11 months during the tax year. Efile tax returns During the 11 months, Jim pays $3,300 of work-related expenses for Sharon's care. Efile tax returns These expenses also qualify as medical expenses. Efile tax returns Their adjusted gross income is $29,000 and the entire amount is Jim's earned income. Efile tax returns Jim and Sharon's earned income limit is the smallest of the following amounts. Efile tax returns   Jim and Sharon's Earned Income Limit   1) Work-related expenses Jim paid $   3,300   2) Jim's earned income $   29,000   3) Income considered earned by Sharon (11 × $250) $    2,750   Jim and Sharon can use $2,750 to figure the credit and treat the balance of $550 ($3,300 − $2,750) as a medical expense. Efile tax returns However, if they use the $3,300 first as a medical expense, they cannot use any part of that amount to figure the credit. Efile tax returns Dollar Limit There is a dollar limit on the amount of your work-related expenses you can use to figure the credit. Efile tax returns This limit is $3,000 for one qualifying person, or $6,000 for two or more qualifying persons. Efile tax returns If you paid work-related expenses for the care of two or more qualifying persons, the applicable dollar limit is $6,000. Efile tax returns This limit does not need to be divided equally among them. Efile tax returns For example, if your work-related expenses for the care of one qualifying person are $3,200 and your work-related expenses for another qualifying person are $2,800, you can use the total, $6,000, when figuring the credit. Efile tax returns Yearly limit. Efile tax returns   The dollar limit is a yearly limit. Efile tax returns The amount of the dollar limit remains the same no matter how long, during the year, you have a qualifying person in your household. Efile tax returns Use the $3,000 limit if you paid work-related expenses for the care of one qualifying person at any time during the year. Efile tax returns Use $6,000 if you paid work-related expenses for the care of more than one qualifying person at any time during the year. Efile tax returns Example 1. Efile tax returns You pay $500 a month for after-school care for your son. Efile tax returns He turned 13 on May 1 and is no longer a qualifying person. Efile tax returns You can use the $2,000 of expenses for his care January through April to figure your credit because it is not more than the $3,000 yearly limit. Efile tax returns Example 2. Efile tax returns In July of this year, to permit your spouse to begin a new job, you enrolled your 3-year-old daughter in a nursery school that provides preschool childcare. Efile tax returns You paid $300 per month for the childcare. Efile tax returns You can use the full $1,800 you paid ($300 × 6 months) as qualified expenses because it is not more than the $3,000 yearly limit. Efile tax returns Reduced Dollar Limit If you received dependent care benefits that you exclude or deduct from your income, you must subtract that amount from the dollar limit that applies to you. Efile tax returns Your reduced dollar limit is figured on Form 2441, Part III. Efile tax returns See Dependent Care Benefits, earlier, for information on excluding or deducting these benefits. Efile tax returns Example 1. Efile tax returns George is a widower with one child and earns $24,000 a year. Efile tax returns He pays work-related expenses of $2,900 for the care of his 4-year-old child and qualifies to claim the credit for child and dependent care expenses. Efile tax returns His employer pays an additional $1,000 under a qualified dependent care benefit plan. Efile tax returns This $1,000 is excluded from George's income. Efile tax returns Although the dollar limit for his work-related expenses is $3,000 (one qualifying person), George figures his credit on only $2,000 of the $2,900 work-related expenses he paid. Efile tax returns This is because his dollar limit is reduced as shown next. Efile tax returns   George's Reduced Dollar Limit 1) Maximum allowable expenses for one qualifying person $3,000 2) Minus: Dependent care benefits George excludes from income −1,000 3) Reduced dollar limit on expenses George can use for the credit $2,000 Example 2. Efile tax returns Randall is married and both he and his wife are employed. Efile tax returns Each has earned income in excess of $6,000. Efile tax returns They have two children, Anne and Andy, ages 2 and 4, who attend a daycare facility licensed and regulated by the state. Efile tax returns Randall's work-related expenses are $6,000 for the year. Efile tax returns Randall's employer has a dependent care assistance program as part of its cafeteria plan, which allows employees to make pre-tax contributions to a dependent care flexible spending arrangement. Efile tax returns Randall has elected to take the maximum $5,000 exclusion from his salary to cover dependent care expenses through this program. Efile tax returns Although the dollar limit for his work-related expenses is $6,000 (two or more qualifying persons), Randall figures his credit on only $1,000 of the $6,000 work-related expense paid. Efile tax returns This is because his dollar limit is reduced as shown next. Efile tax returns   Randall's Reduced Dollar Limit 1) Maximum allowable expenses for two qualifying persons $6,000 2) Minus: Dependent care benefits selected from employer's cafeteria plan and  excluded from Randall's income −5,000 3) Reduced dollar limit on work-related expenses Randall can use for the credit $1,000 Amount of Credit To determine the amount of your credit, multiply your work-related expenses (after applying the earned income and dollar limits) by a percentage. Efile tax returns This percentage depends on your adjusted gross income shown on Form 1040, line 38; Form 1040A, line 22; or Form 1040NR, line 37. Efile tax returns The following table shows the percentage to use based on adjusted gross income. Efile tax returns   IF your adjusted gross income is: THEN the       Over:       But not over:   percentage is:       $0   —   $15,000   35%       15,000   —   17,000   34%       17,000   —   19,000   33%       19,000   —   21,000   32%       21,000   —   23,000   31%       23,000   —   25,000   30%       25,000   —   27,000   29%       27,000   —   29,000   28%       29,000   —   31,000   27%       31,000   —   33,000   26%       33,000   —   35,000   25%       35,000   —   37,000   24%       37,000   —   39,000   23%       39,000   —   41,000   22%       41,000   —   43,000   21%       43,000   —   No limit   20%   To qualify for the credit, you must have one or more qualifying persons. Efile tax returns You should show the expenses for each person on Form 2441, line 2, column (c). Efile tax returns However, it is possible a qualifying person could have no expenses and a second qualifying person could have expenses exceeding $3,000. Efile tax returns You should list -0- for the one person and the actual amount for the second person. Efile tax returns The $6,000 limit that applies to two or more qualifying persons would still be used to compute your credit unless you already excluded or deducted, in Part III of Form 2441, certain dependent care benefits paid to you (or on your behalf) by your employer. Efile tax returns Example. Efile tax returns Roger and Megan Paris have two qualifying children. Efile tax returns They received $1,000 of dependent care benefits from Megan's employer during 2013, but they incurred a total of $19,500 of child and dependent care expenses. Efile tax returns They complete Part III of Form 2441 to exclude the $1,000 from their taxable income (offsetting $1,000 of their expenses). Efile tax returns Roger and Megan continue to line 27 to figure their credit using the remaining $18,500 of expenses. Efile tax returns Line 30 tells them to complete line 2 without including any dependent care benefits. Efile tax returns They complete line 2 of Form 2441, listing both Susan and James, as shown in the Line 2 example above. Efile tax returns Line 2 Example (a) Qualifying person's name (b) Qualifying person's social security number (c) Qualified expenses you incurred and paid in 2013 for the person listed in column (a) First Last Susan Paris 123-00-6789 -0- James Paris 987-00-4321 18,500. Efile tax returns 00 All of Susan's expenses were covered by the $1,000 of employer-provided dependent care benefits. Efile tax returns However, their son James has special needs and they paid $18,500 for his care. Efile tax returns Line 3 imposes a $5,000 limit for two or more children ($6,000 limit, minus $1,000 already excluded from income = $5,000) and Roger and Megan continue to complete the form. Efile tax returns Even though line 2 indicates one of the Paris children did not have any dependent care expenses, it does not change the fact that they had two qualifying children for the purposes of Form 2441. Efile tax returns Payments for prior year's expenses. Efile tax returns   If you had work-related expenses in 2012 that you paid in 2013, you may be able to increase the credit on your 2013 return. Efile tax returns Attach a statement to your form showing how you figured the additional amount from 2012. Efile tax returns Then enter “CPYE” (Credit for Prior Year Expenses) and the amount of the credit on the dotted line next to line 9 on Form 2441. Efile tax returns Also enter the name and taxpayer identification number of the person for whom you paid the prior year's expenses. Efile tax returns Then add this credit to the amount on line 9, and replace the amount on line 9 with the total. Efile tax returns See Worksheet A. Efile tax returns Example. Efile tax returns In 2012, Sam and Kate had childcare expenses of $2,600 for their 12-year-old child. Efile tax returns Of the $2,600, they paid $2,000 in 2012 and $600 in 2013. Efile tax returns Their adjusted gross income for 2012 was $30,000. Efile tax returns Sam's earned income of $14,000 was less than Kate's earned income. Efile tax returns A credit for their 2012 expenses paid in 2013 is not allowed in 2012. Efile tax returns It is allowed for the 2013 tax year, but they must use their adjusted gross income for 2012 to compute the amount. Efile tax returns The filled-in Worksheet A they used to figure this credit is shown later. Efile tax returns Sam and Kate add the $162 from line 13 of this worksheet to their 2013 credit and enter the total on their Form 2441, line 9. Efile tax returns They enter “CPYE $162” and their child's name and SSN in the space to the left of line 9. Efile tax returns Worksheet A. Efile tax returns Worksheet for 2012 Expenses Paid in 2013 Use this worksheet to figure the credit you may claim for 2012 expenses paid in 2013. Efile tax returns 1. Efile tax returns   Enter your 2012 qualified expenses paid in 2012 1. Efile tax returns     2. Efile tax returns   Enter your 2012 qualified expenses paid in 2013 2. Efile tax returns     3. Efile tax returns   Add the amounts on lines 1 and 2 3. Efile tax returns     4. Efile tax returns   Enter $3,000 if care was for one qualifying person ($6,000 if for two or more) 4. Efile tax returns     5. Efile tax returns   Enter any dependent care benefits received for 2012 and excluded from your income (from your 2012 Form 2441, line 25) 5. Efile tax returns     6. Efile tax returns   Subtract the amount on line 5 from the amount on line 4 and enter the result 6. Efile tax returns     7. Efile tax returns   Compare your earned income for 2012 and your spouse's earned income for 2012 and enter the smaller amount 7. Efile tax returns     8. Efile tax returns   Compare the amounts on lines 3, 6, and 7 and enter the smallest amount 8. Efile tax returns     9. Efile tax returns   Enter the amount on which you figured the credit for 2012 (from your 2012 Form 2441, line 6) 9. Efile tax returns     10. Efile tax returns   Subtract the amount on line 9 from the amount on line 8 and enter the result. Efile tax returns If zero or less, stop here. Efile tax returns You cannot increase your 2013 credit by any previous year's expenses 10. Efile tax returns     11. Efile tax returns   Enter your 2012 adjusted gross income (from your 2012 Form 1040, line 38; Form 1040A, line 22; or Form 1040NR, line 37) 11. Efile tax returns     12. Efile tax returns   Find your 2012 adjusted gross income in the table below and enter the corresponding decimal amount here 12. Efile tax returns             IF your 2012 adjusted gross income is:   THEN the decimal                 Over:   But not over:     amount is:                 $0 — $15,000     . Efile tax returns 35                 15,000 — 17,000     . Efile tax returns 34                 17,000 — 19,000     . Efile tax returns 33                 19,000 — 21,000     . Efile tax returns 32                 21,000 — 23,000     . Efile tax returns 31                 23,000 — 25,000     . Efile tax returns 30                 25,000 — 27,000     . Efile tax returns 29                 27,000 — 29,000     . Efile tax returns 28                 29,000 — 31,000     . Efile tax returns 27                 31,000 — 33,000     . Efile tax returns 26                 33,000 — 35,000     . Efile tax returns 25                 35,000 — 37,000     . Efile tax returns 24                 37,000 — 39,000     . Efile tax returns 23                 39,000 — 41,000     . Efile tax returns 22                 41,000 — 43,000     . Efile tax returns 21                 43,000 — No limit     . Efile tax returns 20           13. Efile tax returns   Multiply line 10 by line 12. Efile tax returns Add this amount to your 2013 credit and enter the total on your 2013 Form 2441, line 9. Efile tax returns Enter the following on the dotted line next to line 9 of Form 2441: “CPYE” The amount of this credit for a prior year's expenses           Also, attach a statement to your tax return showing the name and taxpayer identification number of the person for whom you paid the prior year's expenses and how you figured the credit 13. Efile tax returns       Worksheet A. Efile tax returns Filled-in Worksheet for 2012 Expenses Paid in 2013 Use this worksheet to figure the credit you may claim for 2012 expenses paid in 2013. Efile tax returns 1. Efile tax returns   Enter your 2012 qualified expenses paid in 2012 1. Efile tax returns   $2,000 2. Efile tax returns   Enter your 2012 qualified expenses paid in 2013 2. Efile tax returns   600 3. Efile tax returns   Add the amounts on lines 1 and 2 3. Efile tax returns   2,600 4. Efile tax returns   Enter $3,000 if care was for one qualifying person ($6,000 if for two or more) 4. Efile tax returns   3,000 5. Efile tax returns   Enter any dependent care benefits received for 2012 and excluded from your income (from your 2012 Form 2441, line 25) 5. Efile tax returns   0 6. Efile tax returns   Subtract the amount on line 5 from the amount on line 4 and enter the result 6. Efile tax returns   3,000 7. Efile tax returns   Compare your earned income for 2012 and your spouse's earned income for 2012 and enter the smaller amount 7. Efile tax returns   14,000 8. Efile tax returns   Compare the amounts on lines 3, 6, and 7 and enter the smallest amount 8. Efile tax returns   2,600 9. Efile tax returns   Enter the amount on which you figured the credit for 2012 (from your 2012 Form 2441, line 6) 9. Efile tax returns   2,000 10. Efile tax returns   Subtract the amount on line 9 from the amount on line 8 and enter the result. Efile tax returns If zero or less, stop here. Efile tax returns You cannot increase your 2013 credit by any previous year's expenses 10. Efile tax returns   600 11. Efile tax returns   Enter your 2012 adjusted gross income (from your 2012 Form 1040, line 38; Form 1040A, line 22; or Form 1040NR, line 37) 11. Efile tax returns   30,000 12. Efile tax returns   Find your 2012 adjusted gross income in the table below and enter the corresponding decimal amount here 12. Efile tax returns   . Efile tax returns 27         IF your 2012 adjusted gross income is:   THEN the decimal                 Over   But not over     amount is:                 $0 — $15,000     . Efile tax returns 35                 15,000 — 17,000     . Efile tax returns 34                 17,000 — 19,000     . Efile tax returns 33                 19,000 — 21,000     . Efile tax returns 32                 21,000 — 23,000     . Efile tax returns 31                 23,000 — 25,000     . Efile tax returns 30                 25,000 — 27,000     . Efile tax returns 29                 27,000 — 29,000     . Efile tax returns 28                 29,000 — 31,000     . Efile tax returns 27                 31,000 — 33,000     . Efile tax returns 26                 33,000 — 35,000     . Efile tax returns 25                 35,000 — 37,000     . Efile tax returns 24                 37,000 — 39,000     . Efile tax returns 23                 39,000 — 41,000     . Efile tax returns 22                 41,000 — 43,000     . Efile tax returns 21                 43,000 — No limit     . Efile tax returns 20           13. Efile tax returns   Multiply line 10 by line 12. Efile tax returns Add this amount to your 2013 credit and enter the total on your 2013 Form 2441, line 9. Efile tax returns Enter the following on the dotted line next to line 9 of Form 2441: “CPYE” The amount of this credit for a prior year's expenses             Also, attach a statement to your tax return showing the name and taxpayer identification number of the person for whom you paid the prior year's expenses and how you figured the credit 13. Efile tax returns   $162   How To Claim the Credit To claim the credit, you can file Form 1040, Form 1040A, or Form 1040NR. Efile tax returns You cannot claim the credit on Form 1040EZ or Form 1040NR-EZ. Efile tax returns Form 1040, Form 1040A, or Form 1040NR. Efile tax returns    You must complete Form 2441 and attach it to your Form 1040, Form 1040A, or Form 1040NR. Efile tax returns Enter the credit on your Form 1040, line 48; Form 1040A, line 29; or Form 1040NR, line 46. Efile tax returns Limit on credit. Efile tax returns    The amount of credit you can claim is limited to your tax. Efile tax returns For more information, see the Instructions for Form 2441. Efile tax returns Tax credit not refundable. Efile tax returns   You cannot get a refund for any part of the credit that is more than this limit. Efile tax returns Recordkeeping. Efile tax returns You should keep records of your work-related expenses. Efile tax returns Also, if your dependent or spouse is not able to care for himself or herself, your records should show both the nature and length of the disability. Efile tax returns Other records you should keep to support your claim for the credit are described under Provider Identification Test, earlier. Efile tax returns Employment Taxes for Household Employers If you pay someone to come to your home and care for your dependent or spouse, you may be a household employer. Efile tax returns If you are a household employer, you will need an employer identification number (EIN) and you may have to pay employment taxes. Efile tax returns If the individuals who work in your home are self-employed, you are not liable for any of the taxes discussed in this section. Efile tax returns Self-employed persons who are in business for themselves are not household employees. Efile tax returns Usually, you are not a household employer if the person who cares for your dependent or spouse does so at his or her home or place of business. Efile tax returns If you use a placement agency that exercises control over what work is done and how it will be done by a babysitter or companion who works in your home, the worker is not your employee. Efile tax returns This control could include providing rules of conduct and appearance and requiring regular reports. Efile tax returns In this case, you do not have to pay employment taxes. Efile tax returns But, if an agency merely gives you a list of sitters and you hire one from that list, and pay the sitter directly, the sitter may be your employee. Efile tax returns If you have a household employee, you may be subject to: Social security and Medicare taxes, Federal unemployment tax, and Federal income tax withholding. Efile tax returns Social security and Medicare taxes are generally withheld from the employee's pay and matched by the employer. Efile tax returns Federal unemployment (FUTA) tax is paid by the employer only and provides for payments of unemployment compensation to workers who have lost their jobs. Efile tax returns Federal income tax is withheld from the employee's total pay if the employee asks you to do so and you agree. Efile tax returns For more information on a household employer's tax responsibilities, see Publication 926 and Schedule H (Form 1040) and its instructions. Efile tax returns State employment tax. 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Efile tax returns The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program helps low-to-moderate income, elderly, people with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers. Efile tax returns The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. Efile tax returns Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing and all volunteers will let you know about credits and deductions you may be entitled to claim. Efile tax returns In addition, some VITA and TCE sites provide taxpayers the opportunity to prepare their own return with help from an IRS-certified volunteer. Efile tax returns To find the nearest VITA or TCE site, you can use the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. Efile tax returns gov, download the IRS2Go app, or call 1-800-906-9887. Efile tax returns   As part of the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program. Efile tax returns To find the nearest AARP Tax-Aide site, visit AARP's website at www. Efile tax returns aarp. Efile tax returns org/money/taxaide or call 1-888-227-7669. Efile tax returns For more information on these programs, go to IRS. Efile tax returns gov and enter “VITA” in the search box. Efile tax returns Internet. Efile tax returns    IRS. Efile tax returns gov and IRS2Go are ready when you are —24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Efile tax returns Download the free IRS2Go app from the iTunes app store or from Google Play. Efile tax returns Use it to check your refund status, order transcripts of your tax returns or tax account, watch the IRS YouTube channel, get IRS news as soon as it's released to the public, subscribe to filing season updates or daily tax tips, and follow the IRS Twitter news feed, @IRSnews, to get the latest federal tax news, including information about tax law changes and important IRS programs. Efile tax returns Check the status of your 2013 refund with the Where's My Refund? application on IRS. 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Efile tax returns Coming this filing season, you can immediately view and print for free all 5 types of individual federal tax transcripts (tax returns, tax account, record of account, wage and income statement, and certification of non-filing) using Get Transcript. Efile tax returns You can also ask the IRS to mail a return or an account transcript to you. Efile tax returns Only the mail option is available by choosing the Tax Records option on the IRS2Go app by selecting Mail Transcript on IRS. Efile tax returns gov or by calling 1-800-908-9946. Efile tax returns Tax return and tax account transcripts are generally available for the current year and the past three years. Efile tax returns Determine if you are eligible for the EITC and estimate the amount of the credit with the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Assistant. Efile tax returns Visit Understanding Your IRS Notice or Letter to get answers to questions about a notice or letter you received from the IRS. Efile tax returns If you received the First Time Homebuyer Credit, you can use the First Time Homebuyer Credit Account Look-up tool for information on your repayments and account balance. Efile tax returns Check the status of your amended return using Where's My Amended Return? Go to IRS. Efile tax returns gov and enter Where's My Amended Return? in the search box. Efile tax returns You can generally expect your amended return to be processed up to 12 weeks from the date we receive it. Efile tax returns It can take up to 3 weeks from the date you mailed it to show up in our system. Efile tax returns Make a payment using one of several safe and convenient electronic payment options available on IRS. Efile tax returns gov. Efile tax returns Select the Payment tab on the front page of IRS. Efile tax returns gov for more information. Efile tax returns Determine if you are eligible and apply for an online payment agreement, if you owe more tax than you can pay today. Efile tax returns Figure your income tax withholding with the IRS Withholding Calculator on IRS. Efile tax returns gov. Efile tax returns Use it if you've had too much or too little withheld, your personal situation has changed, you're starting a new job or you just want to see if you're having the right amount withheld. Efile tax returns Determine if you might be subject to the Alternative Minimum Tax by using the Alternative Minimum Tax Assistant on IRS. Efile tax returns gov. Efile tax returns Request an Electronic Filing PIN by going to IRS. Efile tax returns gov and entering Electronic Filing PIN in the search box. Efile tax returns Download forms, instructions and publications, including accessible versions for people with disabilities. Efile tax returns Locate the nearest Taxpayer Assistance Center (TAC) using the Office Locator tool on IRS. Efile tax returns gov, or choose the Contact Us option on the IRS2Go app and search Local Offices. 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Efile tax returns Publication 584 - Introductory Material Table of Contents What's New Introduction How To Use This Workbook What's New Future developments. Efile tax returns  The IRS has created a page on IRS. Efile tax returns gov for information about Publication 584, at www. Efile tax returns irs. Efile tax returns gov/pub584. Efile tax returns Information about any future developments affecting Publication 584 (such as legislation enacted after we release it) will be posted on that page. Efile tax returns Introduction This workbook is designed to help you figure your loss on personal-use property in the event of a disaster, casualty, or theft. Efile tax returns It contains schedules to help you figure the loss to your main home, its contents, and your motor vehicles. Efile tax returns However, these schedules are for your information only. Efile tax returns You must complete Form 4684, Casualties and Thefts, to report your loss. Efile tax returns How To Use This Workbook You can use this workbook by following these five steps. Efile tax returns Read Publication 547 to learn about the tax rules for casualties, disasters, and thefts. Efile tax returns Know the definitions of cost or other basis and fair market value, discussed later. Efile tax returns Fill out Schedules 1 through 20. Efile tax returns Read the instructions for Form 4684. Efile tax returns Fill out Form 4684 using the information you entered in Schedules 1 through 20. Efile tax returns Use the chart below to find out how to use Schedules 1 through 19 to fill out Form 4684. Efile tax returns Take what's in each row of. Efile tax returns . Efile tax returns . Efile tax returns And enter it on Form 4684. Efile tax returns . Efile tax returns . Efile tax returns Column 1 Line 1 Column 2 Line 2 Column 3 Line 3 Column 4 Line 4 Column 5 Line 5 Column 6 Line 6 Column 7 Line 7 Column 8 Line 8 Column 9 Line 9 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications