Today's question: "My babysitter refused to provide me with her social security number. Can I still claim the amount I paid to the babysitter for childcare while I worked? If so, how do I claim these child care expenses on my tax return?"
Dumb Tax Advice From Interns is a continuing series leading up to tax day, in which real truTV interns answer your tax questions. Our interns are very bright people, but seeing as they have absolutely no real accounting experience, we don't recommend you follow this advice.
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