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Form 2441 isn't generating in ProConnect

SOLVEDby IntuitProConnect Tax7Updated December 20, 2022

If Form 2241, Child and Dependent Care Expenses, isn't generating in Intuit ProConnect, it's likely because of one of the following reasons:

  • The taxpayer or spouse has no earned income
  • The dependent information is incomplete

Select the applicable situation below more information.

For tax year 2021 only:

  • The expense limit has been raised to $8,000 for one individual, and to $16,000 for more than one.
  • The maximum credit percentage has been increased to 50% and the credit itself is refundable.
  • AGI phaseout has been significantly increased. This will be seen in the calculations on Form 2441.
  • See the 2021 IRS Pub. 503 for more information.

This temporary increase was not extended for tax year 2022 returns.

To claim this credit, the taxpayer (and spouse, if married) must both have taxable earned income. An exception applies for full-time students and disabled persons. Earned income for Form 2441 includes:

  • Wages reported on a W-2, box 1
  • Schedule C income
  • Schedule F income
  • Net earnings from self-employment (from a partnership or s corp K-1)
  • Disability pensions

Earned income is also reduced by any loss from self-employment.

You must enter the qualifying person's (or dependent's) information to generate the credit. A qualifying person is generally a child under age 13 who the taxpayer can claim as a dependent, a disabled spouse, or disabled person who the taxpayer can claim as a dependent.

Follow these steps to verify the qualifying person's information:

  1. Go to the Input Return tab.
  2. From the left of the screen, select Credits and choose Dependent Care Credit (2441).
  3. Choose Children, Dependents.
  4. Make sure the necessary fields are completed:
    • First name
    • Last name
    • Date of birth
    • Social security number
    • Qualified dependent care expense incurred and paid in 2022 (MANDATORY)

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