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I have a client who was given legal guardianship of a child at the end of 2019.

My client did not claim the child in 2019.

The child is 16 years old as of 12/31/2020 and is NOT related to my client.

My client provides 100% of his support, the child lived all of 2020 with my client, and the child has no income at all.

I am trying to determine:

1. How do I list this child in the Relationship Area (Part III) of the Information Worksheet? Choices are: Son? (Does not seem appropriate) Foster Child? Other? None?

2. Does my client get to claim the 1st and 2nd EIP payments under the Recovery Rebate Credit Worksheet?

3. Does the child entitle my client to the Child Tax Credit?

The child's Mother passed away in 2019.

The child's Father is alive but, as noted above, signed away all legal rights to my client as Guardian and does not see the child at all.

Any help pointing me to documents and/or citations that are on point would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.


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