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11312: 1040 - Dependent Date of Death

1040 Individual Data Entry

Where do I enter a date of death (DOD) for a dependent child?

A date of death is not required for a dependent, but can be entered on the dependent's screen in the bottom right corner. 

A child is considered to have lived with you for all of a tax year if:

  • the child was born or died in the tax year and
  • your home was the child's home for the entire time he or she was alive.

See the 1040 Instructions, page 17. 

In Drake Software, enter 12 as the number of Months in home on screen 2, Dependents.

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