...and again and again, or have one of your literacy privileged colleagues read it to you.

@ZeroSum00

The IRS has a TON of polices, write-offs, etc., that start and end in arbitrary places such that I do notsread that much into this.

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Question
My child was born and only lived 40 minutes. Can this child be my qualifying child for the earned income credit and the child tax credit?
Answer
Yes, if you meet the requirements, you may claim:

1. The Earned Income Credit

Generally, a child must live with you in the United States for more than half of the tax year to be a qualifying child. You may treat a child who was born alive or died in 2021 as having lived with you..."

irs.gov/faqs/earned-income-tax

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