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To enter or review your dependents in the TaxAct® program:

  1. From within your TaxAct return (Online or Desktop), click Federal (on smaller devices, click in the top left corner of your screen, then click Federal).
  2. Click the Basic Information dropdown, then click Dependents and other qualifying persons.
  3. Click + Add a Dependent to create a new copy of the form or click Edit to edit a form already created (desktop program: click Review instead of Edit).
  4. Continue with the interview process to enter your information.

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.

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