When you start a new return, TurboTax will ask: ‘Do you have children or financially support another person?’ in the Introduction section of your return.
Info about your dependants (like their birthdate, their relationship to you and their income) is used to determine your eligibility for certain credits and deductions so be sure to enter this info accurately.
Note: The Find button is visible once you've completed the Setting Up section on your return. If you don't see it, go back to those sections and enter all your information.
- In the upper-right corner of your screen, select Find
- In the Find window, type Dependants and select Go
- Answer Yes to the question ‘Do you have children or financially support another person?’
- Complete the section ‘Tell us about your dependant(s)’
- Select Continue
Important: You cannot claim your spouse or common-law partner as a dependant, even if they have no income.