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Do I qualify for the Child and Dependent Care Credit?

You qualify to claim this credit if you meet all of the following for the tax year:

  • The care was performed in California for one or more qualifying persons who lived in your home for more than half the year.
  • You paid for care so you could work or look for work.
  • You had at least as much earned income as you paid for child or dependent care.
  • Your federal adjusted gross income is $100,000 or less.
  • The person who provided care was not your spouse, the parent of your qualifying child, or a person who you can claim as a dependent.

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