United States
"Child and Dependent Care Credit"

What is Child and Dependent Care Credit ?

Child and Dependent Care Credit is a tax credit available to eligible taxpayers in the United States. It is designed to help offset the costs of childcare or dependent care expenses.

How Child and Dependent Care Credit Works ?

Child & Dependent Care Credit provides financial assistance to individuals or families who rely on childcare services to enable them to work or pursue employment opportunities.

Who is Eligible for Child and Dependent Care Credit ?

Credit can be claimed by taxpayers who have incurred expenses for care of children under the age of 13 as well as for disabled dependents of any age who require care.


Child and Dependent Care Credit Income Limit

Percentage of eligible expenses that can be claimed as a credit ranges from 20% to 35% based on adjusted gross income. The higher your AGI, the lower the percentage.

How Much is Child and Dependent Care Credit ?

Credit amount is based on eligible expenses with limits & percentages determined by AGI. Maximum amount of eligible expenses is $3,000 per child or dependent ($6,000 for two or more).

Qualified Expenses of Child and Dependent Care Credit 

Eligible expenses include, Daycare centers, Babysitters, Nannies, Nursery school, Pre and after-school care, Day camps, Dependent care services & other caregivers.

How to Calculate Child and Dependent Care Credit ?

To calculate the credit, multiply your eligible expenses by the applicable percentage determined based on AGI. The result is the amount of credit you can claim.

How to Claim Child and Dependent Credit ?


To claim the credit, you'll need to complete Form 2441, "Child and Dependent Care Expenses" along with your regular tax return.