No Social Security number for a child who was born and died during the year

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What do I do for a child that was born and died during the year and the taxpayer did not receive a Social Security number for the child?

In the Dependents statement dialog in Screen 1040, enter D in the SSN column and "DIED" displays as prescribed by the IRS. This meets the Social Security number requirement for purposes of the Child Tax Credit, Schedule EIC, and Child and Dependent Care Credit.

Note: Dependents with "DIED" as the SSN do not proforma to the following year.