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I am a graduate student, who just graduated undergraduate in April 2017. Can my parents claim me on their taxes?

I graduated from my undergraduate school in April 2017. I started graduate school in August 2017, so I have two different 1098T forms. Do my parents claim both of these forms, since I filed for FAFSA as a dependent for graduate school?

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I am a graduate student, who just graduated undergraduate in April 2017. Can my parents claim me on their taxes?

Yes, if you meet the age requirements, they will claim you as a dependent and include the 1098T forms on their tax return.

Here is the test for claiming a child as a dependent:

He or she must: 
1) be your child (or adoptive or foster child), sibling, niece, nephew or grandchild; 
2) be under age 19, or under age 24 and a full-time student for at least five months of the year; or be permanently disabled, regardless of age;
3) have lived with you for more than half the year; and
4) have provided no more than half his or her own support for the year.

For more information about students and taxes, follow this link:  IRS on Students

Congratulations on your graduation!

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I am a graduate student, who just graduated undergraduate in April 2017. Can my parents claim me on their taxes?

Yes, if you meet the age requirements, they will claim you as a dependent and include the 1098T forms on their tax return.

Here is the test for claiming a child as a dependent:

He or she must: 
1) be your child (or adoptive or foster child), sibling, niece, nephew or grandchild; 
2) be under age 19, or under age 24 and a full-time student for at least five months of the year; or be permanently disabled, regardless of age;
3) have lived with you for more than half the year; and
4) have provided no more than half his or her own support for the year.

For more information about students and taxes, follow this link:  IRS on Students

Congratulations on your graduation!

I am a graduate student, who just graduated undergraduate in April 2017. Can my parents claim me on their taxes?

Thank you very much!
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