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Can I claim my daughter as a dependent? She graduated from college in May, made more than $4200 in 2019. TT tells me she is not eligible because she made more than $4200.

 
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Can I claim my daughter as a dependent? She graduated from college in May, made more than $4200 in 2019. TT tells me she is not eligible because she made more than $4200.

as long as you answered the questions in TT honestly and correctly, it is correct 

Can I claim my daughter as a dependent? She graduated from college in May, made more than $4200 in 2019. TT tells me she is not eligible because she made more than $4200.

Here are the requirements for you to claim her as a dependent if she was under age 24 at the end of 2019:

1. The child must be your son, daughter, stepchild, foster chld, brother, sister, half brother, half sister, stepbrother, stepsister, or a descendant of any of them.
2. The child must be (a) under age 19 at the end of the year, (b) under age 24 at the end of the year and a full-time student, or (c) any age and permanently and totally disabled.
3. The child must have lived with you for more than half of the year. Temporary absences while away at college are considered living with you.
4. The child must not have provided more than half of his or her own support for the year.
5. If the child meets the rules to be a qualifying child of more than one person, you must be the person entitled to claim the child as a qualifying child.
6. The child must be a U.S. citizen or U.S., Canada or Mexico resident for some portion of the year.
7. The child must be younger than you (or your spouse, if filing jointly) unless disabled.

Can I claim my daughter as a dependent? She graduated from college in May, made more than $4200 in 2019. TT tells me she is not eligible because she made more than $4200.

How old is she?  If she was under 24 (under 24) on December 31, 2019 her income doesn't matter.  But if it's asking her income she must be 24 of older.

 

Who can I claim as a dependent?

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credits-and-deductions/help/who-can-i-claim-as-my-dependent/00/267...

 

There are a couple questions you could have answered wrong under My Info.  Click on My Info then click Edit by Dependents, then click Edit by their name and go though all the screens again.

 

First of all check their date of birth.

 

If your child was away at college, count the number of months away as having lived with you.  The correct answer to claim the person is to say "the whole year". This will indicate you supported the person the whole year, thus it will be entered on your return correctly showing up as a dependent.  

 

Or the one that says did your CHILD pay more than half of their support.  It's not asking if you did.

 

If you can't get it to change then try completely deleting them and re-entering them.  Sometimes that helps to clear something out.

 

 

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