Last-minute tax tips
Child, and more, care credit
Millions of parents claim the Child and Dependent Care Credit each year to help cover the costs of after-school day care while mom and dad work. But some parents overlook claiming the tax credit for child care costs during the summer. This tax break also applies to summer day camp costs. The key here is that the camp is a day-only getaway that supervises the child while the parents work. You can't claim overnight camp costs.