Discussion:Death of a child

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GrinnenTL (talk|edits) said:

14 March 2007
If a client has a child that passed in the year 2006, can they stil take that deduction since he was living part of the year?

I know the rule on when they are born, but I never had a client whose child died.

Thanks!

Kathyt (talk|edits) said:

14 March 2007
Yes

Laticiaw (talk|edits) said:

14 March 2007
Yes, my nephew was only alive for about 45 minutes but my sister and brother in law were able to take him as a deduction on their taxes because he was a "live" birth...this was about seven years ago. As far as I know, Congress has not stated that the child has to be alive for any period of time just that he/she was alive at the time of birth to claim the deduction.

RLS (talk|edits) said:

14 March 2007
I just looked this up yesterday for a client. The child only has to live "momentarily" to qualify for the exemption.

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