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sarahc526
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Should I file an addendum to my tax return since my oldest child's father did not claim him on his 2015 or 2016 return because he made too much money?

I need to claim my oldest son as a dependent to my 2015 and 2016 tax returns.  I claimed my youngest son respectfully.

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ModestaL
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Should I file an addendum to my tax return since my oldest child's father did not claim him on his 2015 or 2016 return because he made too much money?

Yes, if all of the Qualifying Child rules are met you can amend your 2015 and 2016 tax returns to add your dependent.

To be a Qualifying Child -

1. The child must be your son, daughter, stepchild, foster child, 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 unless disabled.

For more instructions on filing an amended return: https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1894381-how-to-amend-change-or-correct-a-return-you-already-filed?...

For more information about Qualifying Child: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/a-qualifying-child

For more information about claiming a dependent on your return: https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tips/family/rules-for-claiming-a-dependent-on-your-tax-return/L8LODb...

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ModestaL
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Should I file an addendum to my tax return since my oldest child's father did not claim him on his 2015 or 2016 return because he made too much money?

Did your child live with you in 2015 and 2016? Also, did your son earn any income?
sarahc526
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Should I file an addendum to my tax return since my oldest child's father did not claim him on his 2015 or 2016 return because he made too much money?

Yes both of my children lived with me 2015 and 2016
sarahc526
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Should I file an addendum to my tax return since my oldest child's father did not claim him on his 2015 or 2016 return because he made too much money?

to answer the 2nd part of you question.  Yes he made money but it was less that 2k
ModestaL
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Should I file an addendum to my tax return since my oldest child's father did not claim him on his 2015 or 2016 return because he made too much money?

Did he file his income tax return for those years?
sarahc526
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Should I file an addendum to my tax return since my oldest child's father did not claim him on his 2015 or 2016 return because he made too much money?

Yes.  He filed both 2015 and 2016, and didn't claim our eldest because he made too much money. I claimed our youngest child in 2015 and 2016.
ModestaL
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Should I file an addendum to my tax return since my oldest child's father did not claim him on his 2015 or 2016 return because he made too much money?

No, did your son file?
sarahc526
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Should I file an addendum to my tax return since my oldest child's father did not claim him on his 2015 or 2016 return because he made too much money?

yes, he filed
ModestaL
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Should I file an addendum to my tax return since my oldest child's father did not claim him on his 2015 or 2016 return because he made too much money?

Okay, he would have to amend his tax return to and select that he can be claimed as a dependent on someone else’s return before you amend yours or the IRS may reject it.
ModestaL
New Member

Should I file an addendum to my tax return since my oldest child's father did not claim him on his 2015 or 2016 return because he made too much money?

Yes, if all of the Qualifying Child rules are met you can amend your 2015 and 2016 tax returns to add your dependent.

To be a Qualifying Child -

1. The child must be your son, daughter, stepchild, foster child, 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 unless disabled.

For more instructions on filing an amended return: https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1894381-how-to-amend-change-or-correct-a-return-you-already-filed?...

For more information about Qualifying Child: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/a-qualifying-child

For more information about claiming a dependent on your return: https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tips/family/rules-for-claiming-a-dependent-on-your-tax-return/L8LODb...

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