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Foster Child with no Social Security Number

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Foster parent received foster child end of 2017.  At the time, child had no SSN, so she was unable to claim in 2018. Since then, child has received SSN for 2019.  Question: can I amend 2018 for the Foster parent to have her claim foster child?

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I don't believe you can. Here is an excerpt from IRS:

 Please note that you can't count your child as a qualifying child in figuring the EIC or claim the CTC/ACTC on either your original or an amended return if your child doesn't have an SSN by the due date of your return (including extensions), even if your child later gets an SSN.

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I don't believe you can. Here is an excerpt from IRS:

 Please note that you can't count your child as a qualifying child in figuring the EIC or claim the CTC/ACTC on either your original or an amended return if your child doesn't have an SSN by the due date of your return (including extensions), even if your child later gets an SSN.

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