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Daniel lived with us untill sept of 18 but inliasted in the Air force end of sept he filed taxes thru the military already can i still claim him

my son lived with us until sept. he went into the military in sept can I still claim him

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Daniel lived with us untill sept of 18 but inliasted in the Air force end of sept he filed taxes thru the military already can i still claim him

You can claim a child, relative, friend, fiance (etc.) as a dependent on your 2018 taxes as long as they meet the following requirements:

Qualifying child

  1. They are related to you.
  • They aren't claimed as a dependent by someone else.
  • They are a U.S. citizen, resident alien, national, or a Canadian or Mexican resident.
  • They aren’t filing a joint return with their spouse.
  • They are under the age of 19 (or 24 for full-time students).
    • No age limit for permanently and totally disabled children.
  • They live with you for more than half the year (exceptions apply).
  • They didn't provide more than half of their own support for the year

Qualifying relative

  • They don't have to be related to you (despite the name).
  • They aren't claimed as a dependent by someone else.
  • They are a U.S. citizen, resident alien, national, or a Canadian or Mexican resident.
  • They aren’t filing a joint return with their spouse.
  • They lived with you the entire year.
  • They made less than $4,150 in 2018.
  • You provided more than half of their financial support. More info

When you add someone as a dependent, we'll ask a series of questions to make sure you can claim them.

If you can claim him as a dependent, he will probably need to amend his return.  If you are able to claim him , he will need to have checked the box that someone else can claim him on their tax return (giving him a reduced standard deduction).  He may not have checked this box when he prepared his return.  If he did not, you will need to have him amend his return before your can file yours.  If this is the case, you can file an extension for your return and pay any balance due with the extension.