All kinds of childcare or dependent care expenses are not covered by computing the childcare tax credit. For availing the of Child & Dependent tax credit as per section 21 of the Internal Revenue Code, it must be proven that the dependent care expenses were incurred so that it helps you to work or get earned income .
So, you can say that the work related expenses are considered work-related only if both are true.
- Because of the said expense, you (and your spouse if filing jointly) could work or look for work.
- The said expense must be for the care of a qualifying person’s care- a child below 13 years or any dependent who is disabled.