What type of identification number must the child have in order to be claimed as a dependent?

The child must have a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN). For children born in the United States, the TIN is generally a Social Security Number (SSN). If the child does not have an SSN and is eligible to receive one, apply for one as soon as possible by filing Form SS-5 with the Social Security Administration. If the child is not eligible for a SSN, you may request an Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) from the IRS by completing form W-7.

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Category: Dependents