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If your child was born during the tax year, they are still considered a dependent for the whole year, even if your child was born on the last day of the year.

To add your newborn child as a dependent (if you need help accessing the Dependent section of the Q&A, go to our Dependents - Adding in Program FAQ):

  1. From within the Dependent section of the Q&A, on the screen titled Tell us about your dependent, scroll down to How many months did they live with you in 2021?.
  2. Click the data entry field below Months lived in the U.S. or Months lived outside the U.S., and type "12" (this will allow the TaxAct program to accurately calculate the proper credits for your tax return).

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