Hi,The Childcare credit form (2441) states that to qualify for this credit, you must not be "married filing seperately". In other words, the government imposes a penalty on those choosing to file MFS.However, I'm filing MFS since I cannot do otherwise - as a nonresident alien I cannot file jointly.Is there a way around this? I.e. is my understanding correct?Now I'm aware of Phil's advice to avoid searching for logic in the tax code, but it still doesn't make sense that had I not lived with my wife for the past six months I would have been eligible for a nice credit (a stipulation that makes sense as a protection for couple who file seperately due to marriage problems), but as a happily married man I must pay more to the IRS.Thanks,YN
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