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If your dependent has two last names or a hyphenated last name, both last names need to be entered in the last name box as it appears on the social security card. Also, if the social security card has a middle initial/name on it, that will need to be entered in the program after the first name.

To add, review, or edit the dependent information:

  1. From within your TaxAct® return (Online or Desktop) click Federal. On smaller devices, click in the upper left-hand corner, then select Federal.
  2. Click Basic Information in the Federal Quick Q&A Topics menu to expand the category, then click Dependents and other qualifying persons
  3. 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
  4. The program will proceed with the interview questions for you to enter or review the appropriate information

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