January 12, 2012 9:32 AM Subscribe
[US Tax Filter] My daughter does not yet have a social security number. It seems unlikely she is going to get one in time for tax season. How do we file if we don't have her social security number?
posted by zizzle to law & government (13 answers total)
She was born at home in September. It took me two tries to get all the right paperwork together, so I didn't get to apply for her SSN until the Monday after Thanksgiving. I applied in the state of Maine, though I live in Massachsuetts, because I was visiting family and had someone to watch Toddler Zizzle while I waited around at the SS office.
Since we were from MA and applying in ME, the ME office has to wait for MA to verify her birth certificate. MA is being really slow about doing so, and until MA gets its butt in gear and just sends off the verification, my daughter cannot get a social security number.
So as we approach tax season, how do we claim her on our 2011 taxes if she doesn't have a number?