IRS Audits/Documents

Here is a library of IRS documents dealing with family child care tax issues.

If you are audited I can answer your questions via phone (651-280-5991) or email (

If you use the KidKare software program (formerly called Minute Menu Kids Pro) and join The Child Care Business Partnership, I can provide more extensive help if you are audited. This can include doing tax research on your behalf, drafting letters to help make your case with the IRS, and offering substantial advice throughout your audit. To join The Child Care Business Partnership, go here: The Child Care Business Partnership: Tom Copeland, KidKare and You.

IRS Documents

Child Care Provider Audit Technique Guide

Tom Copeland Commentary on Child Care Provider Audit Technique Guide

Five Tips for Family Child Care Providers – Article by Tom Copeland on the Child Care Provider Audit Technique Guide published in the NATP TAXPRO Journal, Winter 2010

IRS Tax Court Cases

IRS Revenue Rulings/Procedures

IRS Letters

Articles About IRS Audits

IRS Standard Meal Allowance Rates 2008 – Current Year

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  1. We just bought a new puppy that interacts with the daycare kids. We have chosen to send puppy to puppy school day camp. To insure for a nice puppy and well trained around daycare children. Can I write a percent off for daycare since they interact with puppy and wanna make it’s safe around kids?
    Puppy school will cost $2000 total

    • Unfortunately you can’t deduct expenses associated with a dog. The IRS considers this too personal of an expense. I’ve argued this point in IRS audits, but always lost.

  2. Tom I am needing your advice on a matter.

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