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Subject:  Re: childcare credit Date:  11/7/2002  11:29 AM
Author:  ptheland Number:  61960 of 120806

My wife is a postdoctoral fellow and is paid by NIH on a 1099. Does that really mean we can't get the childcare credit on federal income taxes, since her income is not 'earned'?

Not at all. Her income is indeed earned. I would question the NIH reporting it to her on a 1099, however. Research and fellowship grants are typically reported as wages on form W2, not as a 1099. But either way, it is earned income and qualifies for the child care credit.

--Peter
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