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Can I claim my newborn child as a dependent for my 2017 tax return if she was born in 2018?

 
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Can I claim my newborn child as a dependent for my 2017 tax return if she was born in 2018?

No. You are preparing a tax return for 2017. Your child was not born in 2017. Next year when you prepare your 2018 return you will claim your child. Congrats on your new baby! 

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