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  • hsm
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    Thank you! I should've asked for clarification on this months ago. I could've finished my taxes while I had all that free time

  • Cat Herder
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    1. Shoveling deck, porch, driveway
    2. Salting deck porch driveway
    3. Mowing grass, trimming, raking, gardening, pulling weeds, watering lawn & flowers, bushes, trees.
    4. Cleaning house,
    5.Unloading groceries
    6. Making out a grocery list
    7.Laundry, washing, drying, folding, putting away
    8. Loading dishwasher, emptying dishwasher, putting stuff away
    9. Cooking, preparing meals
    10.Online research, training, reading daycare.com LOL
    11. Painting, repairing, remodeling
    12. Cleaning out & organizing garage
    13. Cleaning toys, rotating toys, putting away & organizing toys
    14. Cleaning out gutters
    15.Duct cleaning
    16.Painting a deck
    17.Cleaning pool, adding chemicals
    18.Washing & vacuuming car?????
    19.Bookwork, KidKare, working on taxes
    20.Defrosting freezer, cleaning out refrigerator, cleaning oven
    21. Cleaning windows
    22. Baby/Child proofing
    23. Sealing driveway, sweeping driveway
    Last edited by Cat Herder; 03-04-2022, 03:19 PM.

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  • Cat Herder
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    No, you still deduct all supplies and utilities like usual, then use your time/space ratio.

    You were open for business, you just had no attendance. They were paying and you were available.

    Closed means they could not have attended.

    If taxes worked that way, every daycare center in the country would have closed permanently during COVID.
    Last edited by Cat Herder; 03-04-2022, 03:13 PM.

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  • hsm
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    Thank you! So I can deduct all of the above (except utilities since the children weren't here to consume any of that) according to time-space percentage as long as I have record of hours spent working on daycare-related tasks during the months they were gone? That will make things so much easier.

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  • Cat Herder
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    Other Hours: Time Spent Working in Home

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  • Alwaysgreener
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    tomcopeland Can you answer the post above

    hsm
    Did you do any work during that time, such as cleaning or organizing toys and supplies?
    Did you take calls or handle any required paperwork? Those hours count as working hours when kids are not in care.

    This is a question for Tom, so if he doesn't respond here you can always go to his blog at www tomcopelandblog.com and he will respond to you with in a day, most days.

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  • hsm
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    Tax Question - Maternity Leave

    Hi, I am a long time lurker who has learned so much from this forum. My policies and backbone are stronger because of the experiences many of you have shared. I have a tax related question that I can't find an answer to in the archives.

    I am currently caring for just one family as their kids put me at my legal limit. DCM was on maternity leave Dec 2- through early Feb. so I was closed. I was receiving payment to hold their spots but not providing care as she chose to keep all of the kids home with her.
    When filing taxes for 2021 and then for 2022, I assume I will not deduct any utilities, mortgage interest, insurance, or property tax interest for December or January, correct? Does February need to be prorated for the number of days care was provided in that month or do I count the whole month in or out?

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