Are son is a full time student, but made over $4050, can i still claim his college expensive?
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tgreene002
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Are son is a full time student, but made over $4050, can i still claim his college expensive?

 
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xmasbaby0
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Are son is a full time student, but made over $4050, can i still claim his college expensive?

If your full-time college student son was under the age 24 in 2016, you can claim him as a dependent, and put the college credits on your own tax return, despite his earning over $4050.  He can file his own return but must say he is being claimed as a dependent.
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Hal_Al
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Are son is a full time student, but made over $4050, can i still claim his college expensive?

You may only claim his college expenses if you are claiming him as a dependent. The $4050+ may or may not prevent you from claiming him as a dependent.

There are two types of dependents, "Qualifying Children"(QC) and standard ("Qualifying Relative" in IRS parlance even though they don't have to actually be related). There is no income limit for a QC but there is an age limit, a relationship test and a residence test. 

A child of a taxpayer can still be a “Qualifying Child” (QC) dependent, regardless of his/her income, if:

1. He is under age 19, or under 24 if a full time student for at least 5 months of the year, or is totally & permanently disabled

2. He did not provide more than 1/2 his own support. Scholarships are considered third party support and not as support provided by the student.

3. He lived with the parent (including temporary absences such as away at school) for more than half the year

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