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If my child was born in 2015, can I claim the child and dependent care credit?
Yes, if your child qualifies under the rules of the dependency exemption.
Your child must have lived with you for more than half of the year. A child born during the year is usually treated as having lived with you for more than half of the year. This is true if your home was the child's home for more than half of the time he or she was alive during the year.
Time the child spent in a hospital after birth won't count against you.
You'll need the child's Social Security number (SSN) to file a return. If the child was born at the end of a calendar year, the SSN might not have arrived by the filing due date. If you haven't received your child's SSN by the due date of your return, you have two options: