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I have to input child's information on 1040, who is not a dependent for a Qualifying widow status. Where is the input?

Saroj
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PKCPAMST
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An individual filing as a surviving spouse can treat the qualifying child in one of two ways:

1. Claim the child as a dependent, or

2. Not claim the child as a dependent.

To choose second option, above, go to Screen 2 - Dependents, from Type select "Head of household or qualifying widow(er) only. Not a dependent". (It's the fourth option in the dropdown.)

The dependent's name will now appear in the Filing Status box, not in the Dependents section.

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George4Tacks
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You enter as a dependent in screen 2, then there are several drop down selections for various scenarios: Type, Earned Income Credit and Child Tax Credit. Look carefully at the choices for Type and you should find your answer. 


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Saroj
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I am afraid not. I can Say no child tax credit , no Earned income credit, but 1040 still shows it as dependent. If I say no exemption then childs name and social security number does not show. 

i really do need help on this one, anywhere else there is some notation which says child information for surviving Widow?

Thanks for reaching out.

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qbteachmt
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You should go through the interactive assistant, because this might not qualify:

https://www.irs.gov/help/ita/what-is-my-filing-status

 

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PKCPAMST
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An individual filing as a surviving spouse can treat the qualifying child in one of two ways:

1. Claim the child as a dependent, or

2. Not claim the child as a dependent.

To choose second option, above, go to Screen 2 - Dependents, from Type select "Head of household or qualifying widow(er) only. Not a dependent". (It's the fourth option in the dropdown.)

The dependent's name will now appear in the Filing Status box, not in the Dependents section.

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Saroj
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Thank You, 

It worked.

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