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teach111
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We became legal guardians of a child in May, but the adoption isn't final yet. We have the power of attorney papers, etc... What can we claim or not claim for him?

 
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MinhT
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We became legal guardians of a child in May, but the adoption isn't final yet. We have the power of attorney papers, etc... What can we claim or not claim for him?

Yes, you can claim the child as your dependent in 2017 as you are the legal guardians and have provided for his support for more than half of the year.

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MinhT
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We became legal guardians of a child in May, but the adoption isn't final yet. We have the power of attorney papers, etc... What can we claim or not claim for him?

Yes, you can claim the child as your dependent in 2017 as you are the legal guardians and have provided for his support for more than half of the year.

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teach111
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We became legal guardians of a child in May, but the adoption isn't final yet. We have the power of attorney papers, etc... What can we claim or not claim for him?

There is no social security number yet, as the adoption is not final... what do I do with that?
MinhT
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We became legal guardians of a child in May, but the adoption isn't final yet. We have the power of attorney papers, etc... What can we claim or not claim for him?

You'll need to obtain an ATIN (Adoption Taxpayer Identification Number). Please read this IRS document for more information:
<a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.irs.gov/individuals/adoption-taxpayer-identification-number#QA1">https://www.irs.gov/ind...>
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teach111
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We became legal guardians of a child in May, but the adoption isn't final yet. We have the power of attorney papers, etc... What can we claim or not claim for him?

Thank you so much for the information and help!
MinhT
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We became legal guardians of a child in May, but the adoption isn't final yet. We have the power of attorney papers, etc... What can we claim or not claim for him?

You're welcome!
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