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hennigan13
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My healthy child passed away in 2017 due to an accident. Can I claim her on my 2018 taxes?

My healthy child passed away in 2017 due to an accident. I had full custody of her and have claimed her on all my taxes. How long can I continue to claim her on my taxes?

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DoninGA
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My healthy child passed away in 2017 due to an accident. Can I claim her on my 2018 taxes?

So sorry for you loss.  

No you cannot claim your child as a dependent on the 2018 tax return since they passed away in 2017.  The child could only have been claimed as a dependent on the 2017 tax return in the year of passing.

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