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andersondesarae
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Is your system knowledgeable on foster care? I became a single foster mom last year and have had an infant (since 1 week old) since Oct 2019.

 
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ColeenD3
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Is your system knowledgeable on foster care? I became a single foster mom last year and have had an infant (since 1 week old) since Oct 2019.

Yes, the program can take foster children into account. There is a question in Personal Info that will address the situation.

 

You can claim Foster children as a dependents as long as they are placed in your care by a placement agency, court order, or any government agency.

 

For dependency, see the following information:

 

 

Qualifying Child

 

Relationship — the taxpayer’s child or stepchild (whether by blood or adoption), foster child, sibling or step-sibling, or a descendant of one of these.

Residence — has the same principal residence as the taxpayer for more than half the tax year. Exceptions apply, in certain cases, for children of divorced or separated parents, kidnapped children, temporary absences, and for children who were born or died during the year.

Age — must be under the age of 19 at the end of the tax year, or under the age of 24 if a full-time student for at least five months of the year, or be permanently and totally disabled at any time during the year.

Support — did not provide more than one-half of his/her own support for the year.

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ColeenD3
Expert Alumni

Is your system knowledgeable on foster care? I became a single foster mom last year and have had an infant (since 1 week old) since Oct 2019.

Yes, the program can take foster children into account. There is a question in Personal Info that will address the situation.

 

You can claim Foster children as a dependents as long as they are placed in your care by a placement agency, court order, or any government agency.

 

For dependency, see the following information:

 

 

Qualifying Child

 

Relationship — the taxpayer’s child or stepchild (whether by blood or adoption), foster child, sibling or step-sibling, or a descendant of one of these.

Residence — has the same principal residence as the taxpayer for more than half the tax year. Exceptions apply, in certain cases, for children of divorced or separated parents, kidnapped children, temporary absences, and for children who were born or died during the year.

Age — must be under the age of 19 at the end of the tax year, or under the age of 24 if a full-time student for at least five months of the year, or be permanently and totally disabled at any time during the year.

Support — did not provide more than one-half of his/her own support for the year.

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