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How do I enter dependants in online editions of TurboTax?

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.

  1. Select Find from the TurboTax menu.
  2. In the Find window, type Dependants and select Go.
  3. Answer Yes to the question Do you have children or financially support another person?
  4. Complete the section Tell us about your dependant(s).
  5. Select Continue.

Important: You cannot claim your spouse or common-law partner as a dependant, even if they have no income.

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New content  was published by Erich Schmidt on March 3, 2016.

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