We collect your dependent’s name, social security number, date of birth, and the number of months the dependent lived with you. We also collect information that will tell us if your dependent is a “qualifying child” or a “qualifying relative”. Having a qualifying child or qualifying relative may allow for certain credits and deductions. We keep it as simple as possible. Be sure to enter your dependent’s information correctly. Certain items, like name, date of birth, and SSN will cause your return to reject if entered incorrectly.