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I am from one of the countries that can claim an exemption for my spouse and/or child. Can I claim them if they don’t have a social security number or an ITIN?

No. In order to claim personal exemptions for dependents they must have a valid social security number or an ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number). To apply for an ITIN for your dependents, fill out Form W-7 and submit to the IRS.  Visit www.irs.gov [External Site] for more information.