No. The parents of the child are not required to obtain a social security number for their child. Attach a copy of the child’s birth certificate to the tax return and write, “DIED” where you would normally enter the social security number for a dependent (2013 Form 1040 Instructions, p. 19).
A taxpayer gave birth to a child during the year. The child died within a few hours of birth. Is the taxpayer required to obtain a social security number for this child before being allowed to claim the child as a dependent?
Modified on: Sun, 5 Feb, 2017 at 7:18 PM
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