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goblue88
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Child listed as nondependent - possible bug 2021

My first child was born in 2021, and I am trying to add her as a dependent. My spouse and I (filing jointly) have never claimed dependents in the past. Going through the step-by-step process I enter the following (underlined is my entry).

  • Who do you support? - My Child
  • Tell us about your child: Birthday 02/xx/2021. US Citizen. This child is my daughter
  • How many months did xxxxx live with you in 2021? - The whole year.  Months in the US - The whole year.
  • Did any of these apply to xxxxx - None of these apply
  • Who are xxxxx legal parents - Me and my spouse
  • Did xxxxx pay for more than half of her living expenses - No, xxxxx did't pay...
  • Did a relative help support xxxxx - No, a relative didnt live in my....
  • Entered her work-valid social security ##

The program returns her status as Nondependent. I have deleted and gone through the process multiple times with the same result. Based on my entries, she should be listed as a dependent.

 

Am I missing something or is this a bug with the program?

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goblue88
Returning Member

Child listed as nondependent - possible bug 2021

Thanks for your response.

 

I re-installed the application and opened from my saved return file.  Without making any changes to the return, the program now displays my child as a dependent.

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xmasbaby0
Level 15

Child listed as nondependent - possible bug 2021

Make sure you have entered your child as a dependent in My Info, and that you have entered the child's Social Security number. If your child was born in 2021make sure you said he lived with you the whole year.  There is an oddly worded question that asks if the child paid over half their own support.  Say NO to that question.

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
Critter-3
Level 15

Child listed as nondependent - possible bug 2021

Review this screen ... most mistakes are made here  ... read the screen carefully...

 

baby born .jpg

goblue88
Returning Member

Child listed as nondependent - possible bug 2021

Thanks for your response.

 

I re-installed the application and opened from my saved return file.  Without making any changes to the return, the program now displays my child as a dependent.

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Texas Roger
Level 15

Child listed as nondependent - possible bug 2021

I just went through the procedure using the same answers to the questions you entered and TurboTax qualified the child as a dependent. Try deleting the child entirely and starting over again.

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