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Q  An article earlier this year advised about claiming the child care credit if you pay your parents to baby-sit. We have a 14-year-old who is watching our two younger children this summer. Can we take the credit for paying her? Canton, Ohio

A  No. The dependent care credit (commonly called the “child care credit”) generally is available for qualified payments made to someone who cares for your children under age 13 while you and your spouse work. The caregiver can be a dependent, but not under age 19. Note: The amount you pay to a qualified relative—such a nondependent parent or in-law—for dependent care is taxable to that person.

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