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Child Care Expenses - "Ufile cannot claim a deduction for the child care expenses entered"

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I am the lower income partner and have entered child care expenses. However, I get a warning message from UFile saying "Ufile cannot claim a deduction for the child care expenses you entered". When I click on "Click here to review your data", it takes me to the page for "Type of Information you wish to provide about your spouse". I typically only provide net income for my spouse because he and I use different tax software. 

How can I include child care expenses without having my spouse do his return in UFile? I claimed child care expenses last year and didn't have this issue, so I'm not sure what is happening. 

Incidentally, I have been on EI this year because I am on maternity leave. I was also a full-time student. I'm not sure if either of those things make a difference?



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Hello CeeCee7722,


Is Child Care effected by : However, if you want to prepare your two returns separately, select "Net income only" A new page entitled "Spouse - Basic information" is added to the "Left side menu to the Interview tab" where you can enter basic information only. ***Some transfers will not be possible, because the program will not have all the required information.** 

The program cannot calculate childcare if all information regarding both spouses is not present. Suggestion: enter all information for spouse but DO NOT transmit the return. 

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