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.
Learn more about earned income credit eligibility and get tax answers at H&R Block.
Do you know what your tax filing status is? Learn how to determine and check your tax filing status with H&R Block.
What happens to your taxes after marriage? Learn how marriage can lead to changes in tax filing and returns at H&R Block.
Changing jobs can come with tax implications like job search and moving expense deductions. Learn more about these potential benefits at H&R Block.