You may be able to claim the credit if you pay someone to care for
your dependent who is under age 13 or for your spouse or dependent who
is not able to care for himself or herself. The credit can be up to
30% of your expenses. To qualify, you must pay these expenses so you
can work or look for work.
If you claim this credit, you must include on your return the name
and taxpayer identification number (generally the social security
number) of each qualifying person. If the correct information is not
shown, the credit may be reduced or disallowed.
You must also show on your return the name, address, and the
taxpayer identification number of the person(s) or organization(s)
that provided the care.
For more information, see Publication 503,
Child and Dependent
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