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Why am I receiving red messages regarding the Oregon Working Family Household and Dependent Care (WFHDC) credit, and how would I clear them?


According Publication OR-17, the Working Family Child Care (WFC) and Child and Dependent Care credit were retired by Oregon as of December 31st, 2015. As a replacement for these credits, a new Working Family Household and Dependent Care (WFHDC) credit has been created. This refundable credit is available to low to moderate income families who paid for dependent care during the year for one or more qualifying individuals.

Within Drake Tax, the Schedule WFHDC for the Working Family Household and Dependent Care (WFHDC) credit is populated using the information entered on the federal 2441 - Child Care Credit screen. If the state information differs from the federal 2441, within the OR data entry, edits can be made to the WFC (for provider information) and WFC2 (for qualifying individuals) screens. 

If Schedule WFHDC is not producing in the View mode, ensure that if a married filing jointly (MFJ) return, that neither spouse has negative income and hasn’t indicated that he or she is in school or disabled. Both of these factors will keep this schedule from producing. 

In addition to the previously mentioned requirements, EF Messages 0037 or 0048 can produce if a relationship code has not been entered on the federal 2441 screen. These errors read as follows:

EF Message 0037: 

Child to provider relationship codes are required for all providers
on the Schedule WFHDC (WFHDC-NP for non-residents and part-year).
Enter the relationship code on the federal 2441 in the MISC field (view
help for that field to see current Oregon relationship codes).

EF Message 0048: 

OR WFHDC - Invalid Provider Relationship Code entered.

Return to the Federal 2441 Screen or the OR WFHDC screen and review
the providers valid relationship codes in the located in the help
files in the ST Misc field (Fed 2441 Screen) or the Child to
Provider Relationship field (OR WFHDC screen).

To clear these messages, return to data entry of the 2441 screen and in the MISC box to the right of the screen, enter one of the following Child-to-Provider codes shown below. Once a Child-to-Provider code has been entered, the red message(s) should be cleared. 

Oregon Child-to-Provider relationship codes:

SD - SON/DAUGHTER
SC - STEP CHILD
FC - FOSTER CHILD
SB - BROTHER/SISTER
PT - PARENT
SP - SPOUSE
GP - GRANDPARENT
GC - GRANDCHILD
AU - AUNT/UNCLE
NN - NIECE/NEPHEW
OR - Other relative
NR - Other nonrelative

For income limitations or more information on the Oregon Working Family Household and Dependent Care (WFHDC) credit, see Publication OR-17

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