Hi taxgirl! My daughter was born in 2008 and we sort of forgot to claim her. Call it mommy-brain… anyway, is it worth refiling? We are married, filing jointly, have one additional (claimed) child, and made about 325K in 2008. Thanks!
As a mother of three young kids who has found myself upstairs more than once and forgotten why I went up there in the first place, I totally get the “mommy brain” thing…
Yes, you can amend your tax return in order to claim your extra dependent. File a form 1040-X (available here as a pdf) and make the adjustment on line 26.
(Psst, the “mommy brain” never really goes away. You just start calling it different things… or blaming your husband!)