Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit Calculator Simply go over a few simple tax questions to find the answer you have been looking for regarding Child and Dependent Care Tax Credits. Start the "CAREucator" (Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit) Was the care for one or more IRS qualifying persons? Yes No Did you have earned income during the year? Yes No Did you pay the expenses to allow you to work or to look for work? Yes No Were your payments made to someone you or your spouse could claim as a dependent? Yes No Were your payments made to your spouse or to the parent of your IRS qualifying child who is under age 13? Yes No Were your payments made to your child who was under age 19 as of 12/31 of the tax year? Yes No Are you single? Yes No Are you filing a joint return with your spouse? Yes No Do you meet the requirements to be considered unmarried? Yes No Do you know the care provider's name, address, and identifying number? Yes No Did you make a reasonable effort to get this information? Yes No Did you pay expenses for more than one qualifying person? Yes No Are you excluding or deducting at least $3,000 of dependent care benefits? Yes No No. According to your answers, you do not qualify for the Child and Dependent Care Credit. When you prepare your tax return on efile.com, we will identify and calculate every credit available to you. Email me my CAREucator results now Start Over Based on your answers, you may be able to claim the Child and Dependent Care Credit. Email me my CAREucator results now Start Over Start Your Tax Return Now Registered Users: Sign in Here Contact a Taxpert with your Tax Questions × Enter your email and receive your CAREucator. Yes, email me my CAREucator results Got Tax Questions? Ask Them Now!