Tax Tips: Add Social Security Numbers of Your Dependents on Your Return

Make certain to add the Social Security Numbers for your children and other dependents on your return. Otherwise, the IRS might deny any dependent credits that you might be due, including the Child Tax Credit. If you don’t have the number you need by the tax filing deadline, the IRS suggests filing for an extension rather than sending in a return without a Social Security number.

* This information is not intended to be a substitute for specific individualized tax advice. We suggest that you discuss your specific tax issues with a qualified tax professional.

Tip adapted from IRS.gov8


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