Many tax calculations and tax credits are based on the data entered for dependents. Therefore, it is important to accurately enter the dependent information, such as first and last name, social security number, year of birth, relationship, number of months lived with you, etc.
To enter or review your dependents in the TaxAct® program:
- From within your TaxAct return (Online or Desktop), click Federal. On smaller devices, click in the upper left-hand corner, then select Federal.
- Click Basic Information in the Federal Quick Q&A Topics menu to expand the category and then click Dependents and other qualifying persons
- Click New Copy of Dependent and Qualifying Person (Desktop users click Add) to create a new copy of the form or click Review to review a form already created
- The program will proceed with the interview questions for you to enter or review the appropriate information