Dependents - Entering Hyphenated Last Name or Two Last Names in Program

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 click Federal.
  2. Click Basic Information in the Federal Quick Q&A Topics menu to expand, then click Dependents and other qualifying persons.
  3. Click + Add a Dependent 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.