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Changes to 2007 Form

Updates to 2007 Form 3506 Child and Dependent Care Expenses Credit

The revised Internet version is available for download as of 04/13/2009.

Revision Details: To correct the line number reference to federal Form 2441.

  • This update is located on Form 3506: Page 2, Part IV, line 34. Also located on Page 62 of the 540/540A Booklet and Page 214 of the Package X.

Previous Version:

34 Enter the amount from your federal Form 2441, Part III, line 32.

Revised to:

34 Enter the amount from your federal Form 2441, Part III, line 34.

This revision may increase the tax liability if the amount on line 34 is smaller than line 32 or line 33.


The revised Internet version is available for download as of 01/30/2008.

Revision Details: R1a and R1b: These changes reflect the new definition of earned income, which excludes nontaxable employee wages and allows a taxpayer to elect to include any nontaxable combat pay in the calculation.

  • This update is located on Form 3506: Revision 1a – Page 3, Column 2, Line 4, Box 1, 1st bullet. Revision 1b – Page 3, Column 2, Line 4, Box 2, 1st bullet. Both revisions are also located on Page 65 of the 540/540A Booklet and Page 217 of the Package X.

Previously read:

R1a – "…other taxable and nontaxable employee compensation including combat pay."
R1b – "…salary, tips, and other taxable and nontaxable employee compensation for working in California."

Revised to:

R1a – "…other taxable employee compensation, as well as, military compensation including compensation for services in a combat zone."
R1b –"…salary, tips, and other taxable employee compensation for working in California, as well as military compensation including compensation for service in a combat zone."

R1a and R1b: The current instructions are incorrect and may cause the taxpayer to calculate an incorrect amount for the credit. This revision will help taxpayers determine the correct amount of the credit.

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