District of Columbia 2011: Child and Dependent Care Credit
Taxpayers, who receive a federal child and dependent care credit, may also receive a District of Columbia dependent care credit.
Certain customers, who had federal child and dependent care credit, may have filed an incorrect District of Columbia tax return.
TurboTax has fixed this issue.
How to tell if you may be impacted
You may be affected if ALL of the following are true:
- You filed a 2011 District of Columbia tax return prior to February 18, 2012 AND
- Your federal return included Form 2441, Child and Dependent Care Expenses AND
- Your amount on Form 2441, Line 9 (Line 6 multiplied by line 8 ) was greater than the amount on Line 11 (Child and dependent care expenses)
If you are affected, you may have underpaid your District of Columbia income tax. You will need to amend your District of Columbia tax return. Note: Your federal tax return does not have to be amended.
You can make the corrections yourself.
- To do it yourself, please follow these step-by-step instructions.
- After you make the changes to your tax return, you will need to mail a copy of your amended state return.
- Your printed return will include instructions on how and where to mail it.
- If you need assistance, call us at the phone number in the email.
Or let us do the work for you.
- Please download and print this Authorization Form.
- Complete the form and fax it to us at the number printed at the top of the form.
- A TurboTax representative will contact you (within 15 days) when your corrected return is ready to be securely emailed back to you.
- You can print, sign, and mail the corrected return to the state taxing authority.
If you need to contact us, please use the phone number in the email from TurboTax and tell the representative you’re calling about the DC 2011: Child Care Credit.