I can get a tax credit for sending my kids to summer camp?
Yes, in certain circumstances and under certain conditions you are allowed to get a credit for daytime summer camp, although overnight camps are excluded. Yes, even sports camps or other specialty camps qualify! Isn’t it awesome that the government will help pay for your kids summer fun?
First off, your child must be under 13 and you and your spouse must be working. The camp expenses must be so that you can go to work instead of staying home with your kids during the day. Nursery and pre-school costs are also usable to claim this credit. There are certain rules you must meet and you can learn more here: http://www.irs.gov/uac/Ten-Things-to-Know-About-the-Child-and-Dependent-Care-Credit