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adeanbutler1
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Hello I'm 23 and my mother claimed me on her taxes. I joined the military, can I or should I still file taxes?

 
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Phillip1
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Hello I'm 23 and my mother claimed me on her taxes. I joined the military, can I or should I still file taxes?

You can file, and you will need to file if your income was more than 6,300 dollars for the year.

You mother can only claim you as a dependent if you were a full-time student that provided less than half of your support for 2016, or you earned less than 4,050 dollars for the year and your mother provided more than half of your support.

See the following:

Qualifying Child Dependent:

  • You are under the age of 19, or you are between the ages of 19 and 24, and;
  • You were a full time student for 2016
    • To be a student, they must be, during some part of each of any 5 calendar months       of the year:
      • A full-time student at a school that has a regular teaching staff, course of study, and a regularly enrolled student body at the school, or
      • A student taking a full-time, on-farm training course given by a school described in (1), or by a state, county, or local government agency.
    • The 5 calendar months don't have to be consecutive.
  • You did not provide more than half of your own support.
    • This test is different from the support test to be a qualifying relative, which is described later. However, to see what is or isn't support, see Support Test (To Be a Qualifying Relative) , later. If you aren't sure whether a child provided more than half of his or her own support, you may find Worksheet 2 helpful.
  • You did not file a joint tax return.
    • An exception to the joint return test applies if your child and his or her spouse file a joint return only to claim a refund of income tax withheld or estimated tax paid.

Qualifying Relative Dependent

  1. You earned less than 4,050 dollars.
  2. Your mother provided more than half of your support

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Phillip1
New Member

Hello I'm 23 and my mother claimed me on her taxes. I joined the military, can I or should I still file taxes?

You can file, and you will need to file if your income was more than 6,300 dollars for the year.

You mother can only claim you as a dependent if you were a full-time student that provided less than half of your support for 2016, or you earned less than 4,050 dollars for the year and your mother provided more than half of your support.

See the following:

Qualifying Child Dependent:

  • You are under the age of 19, or you are between the ages of 19 and 24, and;
  • You were a full time student for 2016
    • To be a student, they must be, during some part of each of any 5 calendar months       of the year:
      • A full-time student at a school that has a regular teaching staff, course of study, and a regularly enrolled student body at the school, or
      • A student taking a full-time, on-farm training course given by a school described in (1), or by a state, county, or local government agency.
    • The 5 calendar months don't have to be consecutive.
  • You did not provide more than half of your own support.
    • This test is different from the support test to be a qualifying relative, which is described later. However, to see what is or isn't support, see Support Test (To Be a Qualifying Relative) , later. If you aren't sure whether a child provided more than half of his or her own support, you may find Worksheet 2 helpful.
  • You did not file a joint tax return.
    • An exception to the joint return test applies if your child and his or her spouse file a joint return only to claim a refund of income tax withheld or estimated tax paid.

Qualifying Relative Dependent

  1. You earned less than 4,050 dollars.
  2. Your mother provided more than half of your support

adeanbutler1
New Member

Hello I'm 23 and my mother claimed me on her taxes. I joined the military, can I or should I still file taxes?

Thank you, I appreciate the help.
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