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However, the problem seems to be that I also wouldn't know how to fill out the Form 2441 longhand either, since it only provides SPACES for two providers. I didn't have just two providers. Especially since I had two kids, with 2-3 providers each.

I cannot be the only person with this problem. But I'm rather aggravated with the issue.


No doubt, which is why the instructions for the Form tell you what to do when there are more than two providers: attach a statement with the needed information for the other providers. And that's why you can't e-file with more than two providers.

What I'd LIKE is to get the full credit, with the providers down to two.

If you can get to $6,000 of expenses with only two providers, do it. The only things you have to accomplish on the 2441 are:

1. Account for the $5,000; and
2. Show an additional $1,000 of allowable expenses.

Beyond that there's no purpose for the additional information.

Phil
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