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Is one's official filing age determined by your age at the end of the tax year? Put another way, if one turns 65 sometime during 2018, are they considered to be 65 for the entire tax year?

And if your very pregnant wife might deliver New Year's Eve or be the first on New Year's Day, she should hurry it up and do it this year, and the new kid counts as a deduction for the whole year. Having the first baby of the new year costs you a year's deduction.

(Unless the regulations have changed since I learned this.)
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