Child and Dependent Care Credit (Schedule M1CD)
To qualify for the Child and Dependent Care Credit, your federal adjusted gross income must be less than $62,990 with one qualifying person or less than $74,990 with two or more qualifying persons, and one of the following conditions must apply:
• You paid someone (other than your dependent child or stepchild younger than age 19) to care for a qualifying person while you (and your spouse if filing a joint return) were working or looking for work. A qualifying person and qualifying expenses are the same as for the federal credit for child and dependent care expenses.
• You operated a licensed family daycare home caring for your own dependent child who had not reached the age 6 by the end of the year.
• You are married and filing a joint return, had a child born in 2018, and neither you nor your spouse participated in a pretax dependent care assistance program.
If one of these conditions applies to you, complete Schedule M1CD, Child and Dependent Care Credit, and Schedule M1REF and include these schedules with your Minnesota income tax return. Enter the number of qualifying persons on line 1a of Schedule M1REF.