Why do I have an error in the number of dependent days claimed on the return?

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Question
Why do I have an error in the number of dependent days claimed on the return?

Answer

There is an error related to a child who lived with you for less than 184 days during the tax year.  The only allowable reason for entering  less than 12 months is if the birth of the child (enter date of birth) or the death (enter date of death) occurred during the tax year. In either case above, the child is considered to have lived with you for the entire tax year.   In the case of death or birth, you will change your response on the dependent screen to the child lived with you for 12 months or choose not to claim the child for child tax credit, EIC, and ACTC.

 Login to your account. Once logged in to your return you, Save and Continue until you reach the Dependent Summary screen. Once there, edit the affected dependent information. After making the necessary corrections, continue through and resubmit your return at no additional cost. Then check back for the status in 24-48 hours.


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