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brittanyandmatt1
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How do you add a child dependent on you tax information for the stimulus check

 
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Critter-3
Level 15

How do you add a child dependent on you tax information for the stimulus check

Have you already filed a 2019 return ?   If not will you ?  Are you required to file ?

 

Or  a stimulus return ?  

 

Did you get the first stimulus check yet ?   

 

Was this a child born in 2020?  

 

 

brittanyandmatt1
New Member

How do you add a child dependent on you tax information for the stimulus check

The child is my granddaughter she was born in 2020 and I support her and I got my 1st stimulus already but I just need to add her as my dependent

 

Critter-3
Level 15

How do you add a child dependent on you tax information for the stimulus check

She will be added on the 2020 return you will file next year ... you cannot put her on now in anticipation of a possible second stimulus check. 

Hal_Al
Level 15

How do you add a child dependent on you tax information for the stimulus check

As Critter already said, you cannot get the child based $500 Stimulus payment, in 2019, for a child born in 2020.   But, in essence, the 2019 stimulus money acts as an advance of your 2020 income tax refund. This means when you prepare your 2020 income tax return, whoever claims the child, as a dependent, will get the $500.

 

So, that brings up the question, who can claim the child, the parent or the grandparent? 

A child can be the “qualifying child” dependent of any close relative in the household. If you and the parent live in the same household, you may decide between you who will claim the child.  Only if you can't agree, do the IRS rules govern.  

See full rules at: https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/tax-tips/Family/Rules-for-Claiming-a-Dependent-on-Your-Tax-Ret...

 

 

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