If had a child who died during the year, can I still claim the deceased child among my dependents?
Yes. If the deceased dependent was a qualifying child or relative during the year, then claiming a deceased child on your return is allowed.
You must meet all of the dependency requirements. However, a child who died during the year is usually treated as having lived with you for more than half of the year. This is true if he or she lived with you for more than half of the time he or she was alive during the year.
Is it better to claim yourself or be claimed as a dependent when filing taxes? Find out which situation may benefit you the most from H&R Block.
How long does a person have to live with you before you can claim that person as a dependent? Get Tax Answers from H&R Block.
Your options for your tax filing status if your spouse dies will change depending on how long ago they passed away. For example, you can generally use married filing jointly in the year your spouse passes. Then in the next two years, you can file as a qualifying widower if you meet certain requirements.
There have been some changes to the Earned Income Credit. Learn how your eligibility and tax return may be affected by these changes at H&R Block.