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jmorin1073
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I had a child this year and when filling out the dependent information it says that I can claim him as my dependent, why dont I qualify for the dependent tax credit?

 
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xmasbaby0
Level 15

I had a child this year and when filling out the dependent information it says that I can claim him as my dependent, why dont I qualify for the dependent tax credit?

Have you entered income earned from working yet?  All of the child-related credits are based on earning income by working. 

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Carl
Level 15

I had a child this year and when filling out the dependent information it says that I can claim him as my dependent, why dont I qualify for the dependent tax credit?

If by "this year" you mean the child was born in 2020, then you have absolutely nothing to claim or report on your 2019 tax return concerning the newborn.

When entering the dependent information "PAY ATTENTION" to the small print on each screen. It tells you that if the child was born in 2019 that you *MUST* indicate the child lived with you the whole year. Anything less, and the child is not your dependent.

 

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