3/22/2017 – 2:51pm
An update was pushed out today to Form 2441 entry menu. When a taxpayer has 2 qualifying persons for this credit but only 1 qualifying person has child and dependent care expenses, the IRS still allows you to use the $6,000 limit that applies to 2 or more qualifying persons.
In order to apply this rule if your return meets the requirement, go into the Credits menu > Child and Dependent Care. In Step 2, click “Edit” for the qualifying person with no expenses and check the box outlined below. The software will then know to apply to the $6,000 limitation when you have 2 or more qualifying persons listed but only 1 has expenses.