Can I claim an undocumented person as a dependent?
No. To claim someone as a dependent, the person must have one of these:
- Social Security number (SSN)
- Individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN)
An undocumented person won’t have either of these, so they are unacceptable to claim as a dependent.
To get an ITIN, complete Form W-7 and file it with the IRS. To get the form, visit www.irs.gov.
Looking for more information about your Nebraska refund? Find out details on how to check your refund status, who to contact, and more from H&R Block.
When claiming a child for taxes, which spouse gets to claim all expenses? Learn how child expenses are claimed. Get tax answers from H&R Block.
Wondering if you can file taxes with your maiden name? Learn how to file taxes jointly with different last names from the experts at H&R Block.
Do you need to amend your return after claiming adult children who have filed taxes on their own? Get tax answers at H&R Block.