New Mexico Child Care Credit

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New Mexico Child Care Credit


Child Day Care Credit

1) - "Qualifying dependent" means a person under the age of 15 at the end of the tax year who has received the services of a caregiver. Dependent includes a child of divorced or legally separated parents when the taxpayer meets all requirements for claiming a federal child care credit.
2) - "Gainfully employed" means working for others for compensation, either full-time or part-time, or being self-employed. Actively seeking employment or school attendance does not qualify as gainful employment.
3) - "Cost of maintaining a household" means the expenses for operating the principal place of residence for the mutual benefit of its occupants. These expenses include property taxes, mortgage interest, rent, utility charges, upkeep and repairs, property insurance and food. Cost of maintaining a household DOES NOT include cost of clothing, education, medical treatment, vacations, life insurance, transportation or principal payments on mortgages.
4) - "Disabled person" means a person who has a medically determinable physical or mental impairment, certified by a licensed physician, that renders the person unable to engage in gainful employment. NOTE: The Department may ask you to provide certification of disability from your physician, but DO NOT include it with your return.
5) - "Caregiver" means either an individual 18 years of age or older, or a corporation who receives compensation from the credit claimant for providing direct care and supervision to a qualifying dependent in New Mexico. A caregiver may be related to, but not a dependent of, the claimant.

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