My girlfriend and I have one child and it is my understanding that only one of us can list our child as a dependent on our taxes since we are not married. She lists him as a dependent, I do not.
We pay $900 a month for daycare and we split the cost. So we both pay $450 a month for day care.
But since I don't have any dependents I cannot deduct my daycare expenses. In other words it looks like we are only deducting half of our daycare expenses.
How should we do our taxes to get max deduction for this daycare? Should my girlfriend just report the full day care amount on her taxes even though I pay half?
I am in the United States.