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Individual Income Tax > What's New > Credits: Stillborn

  • What is a Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth?Back to top

    ​A Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth is a legal document issued by the Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Vital Records based on information reported on a  fetal death report.

  • How do I get a Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth?Back to top

    ​After a fetal death has been reported, parents may request a Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth by completing an application and submitting the form with a $16 fee to the Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Vital Records.

    Applications are found online on the Health Departments website. If you do not have access to the online form, you can call 651-201-5970 to request the application be sent to you.

  • How do I know if the child would have been claimed as my dependent for tax purposes? Back to top

    ​Minnesota uses the federal definition of “dependent” for this tax credit. Generally, the child would have been your dependent if they would have lived with you and you would have provided more than one-half of their support.

    If another person could have claimed your child as a “dependent,” only one person may claim this tax credit. Between the two people who could have claimed the child as a dependent, you two must decide who will claim the credit. If you cannot decide, the federal “tie-breaker” rule applies.