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eliala
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Can I be claimed by my parents? I am 25 years old, full time student and work part-time. Made $9600 within the past year and my parents paid for cost of living and school

 
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xmasbaby0
Level 15

Can I be claimed by my parents? I am 25 years old, full time student and work part-time. Made $9600 within the past year and my parents paid for cost of living and school

No.  You earned too much for your parents to claim you as a dependent, since you were over 24 in 2017.  

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xmasbaby0
Level 15

Can I be claimed by my parents? I am 25 years old, full time student and work part-time. Made $9600 within the past year and my parents paid for cost of living and school

No.  You earned too much for your parents to claim you as a dependent, since you were over 24 in 2017.  

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
macuser_22
Level 15

Can I be claimed by my parents? I am 25 years old, full time student and work part-time. Made $9600 within the past year and my parents paid for cost of living and school

Here are the rules for claiming you.   You (your parents) fail test #3 - the $4,050 income limit.

---Tests to be a Qualifying Relative (& Unrelated Persons)---
       (Must meet ALL of these tests to be a dependent)

1.  The person cannot be your qualifying child or the qualifying child of any other taxpayer.

2. The person either must be related to you, or must live with you all year (all 365 days - There are exceptions for temporary absences such as school, illness, business, vacation, military service) as a member of your household.

3. The person's gross income for the year must be less than $4,050 (tax-exempt income, such as certain social security benefits, is not included in gross income)

4. You must provide more than half of the person's total support** for the year.

5. The person is not filing a joint return.

In any case, the person must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. resident alien, U.S. national, or a resident of Canada or Mexico

The above is simplified; see IRS Publication 17, for full information.
<a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.irs.gov/publications/p17/ch03.html#en_US_2016_publink1000170933">https://www.irs.gov/pub...>

** Worksheet for determining support
<a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.irs.gov/publications/p17#en_US_2017_publink1000171012">https://www.irs.gov/publications/...>
**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**
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