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A newborn lived only two days and died--he was 3 months early and had too many complications. Can his parents claim him as a dependent on their 2012 tax return (based on current law)?

A birth certificate and social security number were issued.
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Judd Conway
Yes, so long as the child is born alive, it can be claimed as a dependent, even if it dies 10 minutes later.
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Angela Nitsche
Yes, As long as the child was born alive, I had a client in 2011 that gave birth, Her baby died 3 day later, she did get child tax credit and EIC.
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Kathryn Morgan
Yes, depending on the state you may have to attach a copy of the death certificate to it.
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