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This tax credit helps working families pay for the care of children, adult dependents, or disabled spouses. You can claim up to $3,000 in expenses for one dependent or $6,000 for more than one when you file your taxes. Tax relief for working people with dependent care expenses. File your taxes by April 18, 2017 The tax credit equals 20-to-35 percent of what you spent on care for a child 12 and under If you qualify, the government mails your refund or deposits it into your bank account Single parents and custodial divorced parents can also qualify for this credit. To be eligible for Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit you should be able to answer yes to these questions: Do you pay someone or an organization to care of your dependent to allow you (and your spouse, if filing a joint return) to work or to look for work? Do you (and your spouse if you file taxes jointly) earn income from wages, salaries, tips, other taxable employee money, or earnings from self-employment? Is your tax filing status single, married filing jointly, head of household or qualifying widow(er) with a dependent child? If you are married, do both you and your spouse work outside of the home, or do one of you work outside of the home while the other is a full-time student, has a disability, or is looking for work?
File online: you can file your taxes online, using one of the free sites the City recommends. File in-person: you may qualify to have your taxes prepared for free in person at one of the tax prep locations near you. You will need the following forms:
Child and Dependent Care Expenses form: Form 2441. U.S. Individual Income Tax Return: Form 1040 or Form 1040A, or U.S. Nonresident Income Tax Return: Form 1040NR. If you received dependent care benefits from your employer, you must complete Part III of Form 2441. The City can help you find a website where you can file your taxes for free.
; File online https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f2441.pdf ; If you earn $54,000 or less (with children) or $30,000 or less (without children), you may be eligible to get your taxes done in-person for free. Find a tax prep location Call 311 Ask for Tax Preparation assistance. Visit the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs website for more information. If you qualify, visit a tax prep location to get help filing your taxes in person. Call 800-906-9887 to find the nearest Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) or Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE). Call 311 and ask for tax preparation assistance. Visit a tax prep location Visit a tax prep location to get help filing your taxes in person.
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required_document To claim the credits, you will need to prove the following for all people listed on your tax return: Identity and age: such as photo ID, driver\u2019s license, IDNYC, passport, or naturalization certificate. Citizenship or immigration status: such as your birth certificate or a U.S. passport. Your earned and unearned income (if any): such as a recent pay stub or unemployment benefits statement, pension correspondence, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Dependent care cost: Amount of money you pay for your child or dependent's care. Provider\u2019s name, address, and identification number (EIN or Social Security Number)