Internal Revenue Service United States Department of the Treasury
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Credit for Child and Dependent Care Expenses

Avoiding Common Errors

Double-check Your Entries

When Form 2441 is complete, double-check your entries for the provider's name, ID number, and amounts paid. If the taxpayer had an amount in any Form W-2, box 10, be sure to complete Form 2441, Part III.

On the intake and interview sheet, make sure the box is checked to indicate that the taxpayer was eligible for the dependent care credit. Note anything unusual that the quality reviewer may need to know when reviewing this part of the tax return.

Form 2441, Part I, showing fields for provider's name, ID number and amounts paid.