How to enter a dependent that lives in Mexico or Canada

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How to enter a dependent that lives in Mexico or Canada

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This article demonstrates how to enter a dependent that lives in Mexico or Canada.

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Dependents that live in Mexico or Canada have special IRS treatment. In order for Simple Tax 1040 to correctly calculate the tax return they must be entered with a special code.

To enter a child as a dependent that lives in Mexico or Canada, follow these steps:

  • Click Client Data on the forms attached navigation pane.

  • In the Dependents section, enter the child’s first name, last name, birth date, SSN/ITIN and relationship.
  • In the Number of Months Dependent Lived With Taxpayer box, type MX for Mexico or CN for Canada.

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