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September 2017

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Do This Right: Claim a Tax Credit for Sending Your Child to Camp

Did you send your children to camp during the summer so you could work or look for work? If so, you might qualify to claim the child and dependent care tax credit if it’s the right kind of camp.


For example, say you sent your son to your church’s day camp for two weeks during the summer so you could work. The cost of the camp can qualify as a dependent care expense.1


But if sent your son to an overnight camp for two weeks so you could work, the cost of the overnight camp doesn’t qualify for the credit. Under IRS regulations, the cost of an overnight camp is not a dependent care expense.2 ... Log in to view full article.

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