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pavankumarnadadu
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My son was born in April 2017 but he lived with us for only 3.5 months. Should i select "3.5" months or "Whole year" while reporting tax?

My son was born in April 2017 but he lived with us for only 3.5 months. Should i select "3.5" months or "Whole year" while reporting tax?

When i selected "4" months I was not getting Child Tax Credit.

I am not sure which one should i select

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Critter
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My son was born in April 2017 but he lived with us for only 3.5 months. Should i select "3.5" months or "Whole year" while reporting tax?

If he only lived for a short time then you will use "whole year". 

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Critter
Level 15

My son was born in April 2017 but he lived with us for only 3.5 months. Should i select "3.5" months or "Whole year" while reporting tax?

If he only lived for a short time then you will use "whole year". 

Critter
Level 15

My son was born in April 2017 but he lived with us for only 3.5 months. Should i select "3.5" months or "Whole year" while reporting tax?

If he is still alive and only lived with you for a short time then you cannot claim them as a dependent.
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