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New York State Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit

Do you pay someone to watch your child or a disabled family member? Learn how you can deduct part or all of these expenses from your taxes.

Quick Facts
What is it?
The New York State Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit is New York State's version of the Federal Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit. The tax credit allows families to reduce the amount of tax they owe or even get money back from New York State.

What do I get?
If you pay someone to watch your children while you are at work, you might be able to deduct some of your childcare expenses from your New York State taxes. If you pay someone to provide care for an adult who you claim as a dependent on your taxes, you may also be able to deduct some of these expenses from your taxes.

This tax credit is fully refundable for New York State residents only, which means that you can get more money back from the credit than you paid in taxes to New York State throughout the year.

To get the credit, you must give the name and address of the person or company that provides the child or dependent care. You must also give the care provider's social security number or taxpayer identification number.

How much is the tax credit worth?

The tax credit is based on how much you earn per year and how much you spend on child and adult dependent care. The credit is worth 20% to 110% of the Federal Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit.