My baby was born in December, but I still haven’t received her social security number. Do I need an SSN to claim my child as a dependent?
No. You need a Social Security number (SSN) to claim a dependent. If you don’t have the SSN by the filing due date, you can file for an automatic extension with Form 4868. If you owe any taxes, pay them on or before the due date for your return.
If your baby was born this year, claiming a newborn on taxes is possible even though the baby wasn’t alive most of the year.
Can you deduct property tax that was paid from an escrow account? Learn more from the tax experts at H&R Block.
Is the child tax credit the same as the EIC? Learn more from the tax experts at H&R Block.
Filed last year’s taxes after the due date? You might need to use something other than your last year’s AGI amount to e-file.
There are a variety of tax filing status options. Learn how to choose your tax filing status with the experts at H&R Block.