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miranda_lvngtn
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My new child was born 1/16/2021, Do I claim them this year or do I wait till next year?

 
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VolvoGirl
Level 15

My new child was born 1/16/2021, Do I claim them this year or do I wait till next year?

Not on your 2020 return we are filing now.  Baby will go on next year's return for 2021 that we file in 2022.

DoninGA
Level 15

My new child was born 1/16/2021, Do I claim them this year or do I wait till next year?

A child born in 2021 will entered as a dependent on the 2021 tax return that you would file next year.

xmasbaby0
Level 15

My new child was born 1/16/2021, Do I claim them this year or do I wait till next year?

Your child who was born in 2021 cannot be claimed on a 2020 tax return.   You will claim the child next year when you file your 2021 return -- in 2022.

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