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If I don't claim my child as a dependent, can I claim the childcare credit?
You usually can't claim the child and dependent care credit for a child who wasn't your dependent. The only exception is if the child would have been your dependent, except for one or more of these reasons:
Your child might only live with you in alternate years. You can claim the dependent care credit for your child if your child lived with you more than half the year.