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Frequently asked questions
You will need your Social Security numbers for yourself, your spouse, and all dependents. Your second Identity is your birth certificate or school records. Remember, in addition to children, dependents can include elderly parents and others.
Although there are limits to specific dependent credits, there’s no maximum number of dependent exemptions you can claim. If a person meets the requirements for a qualifying child or relative, you can claim him or her as a dependent.
your child must be younger than you and either younger than 19 years old or be a “student” younger than 24 years old as of the end of the calendar year. There’s no age limit if your child is “permanently and totally disabled” or meets the qualifying relative test