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I'm having trouble getting TaxAct to give me what I think is a tax credit I am entitled to. In both 2013 and 2014, I had $17,000 in dependent care expenses for 1 child (he's 2 this year). Both years we also put aside $5,000 in Dependent care FSA and got reimbursed the full amounts. Income in both years is over $43,000. Both spouse and I had earned income over $3000

For my 2013 taxes, I got a $600 tax credit ($3000 of eligible expenses X 20%). This year, TaxAct is saying my eligible expenses are -$2000 (the $3000 form 2441 max minus the $5000 FSA). I think this is incorrect.

Am I missing something in one of these years? Did the law change? The forms seem to look identical to me in both years, and my situation is identical.

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