topic My 18 year old received a stimulus but he never worked why can’t I claim him as a dependent? in Get your taxes done using TurboTax https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/taxes/discussion/my-18-year-old-received-a-stimulus-but-he-never-worked-why-can-t-i-claim-him-as-a-dependent/01/1703030#M606417 My dependent never worked or filed taxes why did he get a stimulus check Mon, 03 Aug 2020 11:53:25 GMT lenaperez16 2020-08-03T11:53:25Z My 18 year old received a stimulus but he never worked why can’t I claim him as a dependent? https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/taxes/discussion/my-18-year-old-received-a-stimulus-but-he-never-worked-why-can-t-i-claim-him-as-a-dependent/01/1703030#M606417 My dependent never worked or filed taxes why did he get a stimulus check Mon, 03 Aug 2020 11:53:25 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/taxes/discussion/my-18-year-old-received-a-stimulus-but-he-never-worked-why-can-t-i-claim-him-as-a-dependent/01/1703030#M606417 lenaperez16 2020-08-03T11:53:25Z Re: My 18 year old received a stimulus but he never worked why can’t I claim him as a dependent? https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/taxes/discussion/re-my-18-year-old-received-a-stimulus-but-he-never-worked-why-can-t-i-claim-him-as-a-dependent/01/1703035#M606419 <P>If he was not eligible for the stimulus (Economic Impact Payment), return the payment.</P> <P>Go to this IRS website for how to return the payment -&nbsp;<A href="https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payment-information-center#returning" target="_blank">https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payment-information-center#returning</A></P> <H2>Returning the Economic Impact Payment</H2> <DIV class="accordion-list"> <DIV id="accordion1587069425138" class="panel-group accordion-list-group accordion-list-items" role="tablist" aria-multiselectable="true"> <DIV id="Collapsible1595967899918" class="collapsible-item panel panel-default"> <DIV id="headingCollapsible1595967899918" class="collapsible-item-heading panel-heading" role="tab"> <H4 class="collapsible-item-title panel-title"><A class="collapsed collapsible-item-title-link pup-accordion-chevron-down" role="button" href="https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payment-information-center#collapseCollapsible1595967899918" aria-controls="collapseCollapsible1595967899918" aria-expanded="true" data-toggle="collapse" target="_blank"><SPAN>Q65. What should I do to return an Economic Impact Payment (EIP) that was received as a direct deposit or a paper check?&nbsp;(updated June 9, 2020)</SPAN></A></H4> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>What is preventing you from claiming him as a dependent?</P> <P>You claim someone as a dependent in the <STRONG>My Info</STRONG> section of the online TurboTax program.</P> <P>Since the child is age 18, you should be able to claim him as your dependent under the Qualifying Child rules if he meets all the requirements.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>To be a Qualifying Child -</STRONG></P> <P>1. The child must be your son, daughter, stepchild, foster child, brother, sister, half brother, half sister, stepbrother, stepsister, or a descendant of any of them.<BR />2. The child must be (a) under age 19 at the end of the year, (b) under age 24 at the end of the year and a full-time student or (c) any age and permanently and totally disabled.<BR />3. The child must have lived with you for more than half of the year. Temporary absences while away at college are considered living with you.<BR />4. The child must not have provided more than half of his or her own support for the year.<BR />5. If the child meets the rules to be a qualifying child of more than one person, you must be the person entitled to claim the child as a qualifying child. <BR />6. The child must be a U.S. citizen or U.S., Canada or Mexico resident for some portion of the year.<BR />7. The child must be younger than you unless disabled.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Since you are paying extra for CPA support using one of the TurboTax Live editions, see this TurboTax support FAQ for contacting a Tax Expert -&nbsp;<A href="https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/expert-review/help/how-do-i-connect-with-a-tax-expert-in-turbotax-live/01/27282" target="_blank">https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/expert-review/help/how-do-i-connect-with-a-tax-expert-in-turbotax-live/01/27282</A></P> </DIV> </DIV> </DIV> </DIV> Mon, 03 Aug 2020 12:36:30 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/taxes/discussion/re-my-18-year-old-received-a-stimulus-but-he-never-worked-why-can-t-i-claim-him-as-a-dependent/01/1703035#M606419 DoninGA 2020-08-03T12:36:30Z Re: My 18 year old received a stimulus but he never worked why can’t I claim him as a dependent? https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/taxes/discussion/re-my-18-year-old-received-a-stimulus-but-he-never-worked-why-can-t-i-claim-him-as-a-dependent/01/1703050#M606425 <P>If he <EM>can</EM> be claimed as a dependent under the rules, then you can claim him. &nbsp;If you had not yet filed your tax return, he could have filled out a “non-filer“ report to claim a stimulus payment as someone who does not file a tax return. However, this would have been improper on his part. &nbsp;If you are trying to file a tax return now, and you are blocked from claiming him as a dependent because of this non-filer report, you will need to print your return and file by mail. Your son you should return his payment, and the two of you need to have a discussion about honesty.</P> Mon, 03 Aug 2020 13:05:20 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/taxes/discussion/re-my-18-year-old-received-a-stimulus-but-he-never-worked-why-can-t-i-claim-him-as-a-dependent/01/1703050#M606425 Opus 17 2020-08-03T13:05:20Z
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<P>If he was not eligible for the stimulus (Economic Impact Payment), return the payment.</P> <P>Go to this IRS website for how to return the payment -&nbsp;<A href="https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payment-information-center#returning" target="_blank">https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payment-information-center#returning</A></P> <H2>Returning the Economic Impact Payment</H2> <DIV class="accordion-list"> <DIV id="accordion1587069425138" class="panel-group accordion-list-group accordion-list-items" role="tablist" aria-multiselectable="true"> <DIV id="Collapsible1595967899918" class="collapsible-item panel panel-default"> <DIV id="headingCollapsible1595967899918" class="collapsible-item-heading panel-heading" role="tab"> <H4 class="collapsible-item-title panel-title"><A class="collapsed collapsible-item-title-link pup-accordion-chevron-down" role="button" href="https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payment-information-center#collapseCollapsible1595967899918" aria-controls="collapseCollapsible1595967899918" aria-expanded="true" data-toggle="collapse" target="_blank"><SPAN>Q65. What should I do to return an Economic Impact Payment (EIP) that was received as a direct deposit or a paper check?&nbsp;(updated June 9, 2020)</SPAN></A></H4> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>What is preventing you from claiming him as a dependent?</P> <P>You claim someone as a dependent in the <STRONG>My Info</STRONG> section of the online TurboTax program.</P> <P>Since the child is age 18, you should be able to claim him as your dependent under the Qualifying Child rules if he meets all the requirements.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>To be a Qualifying Child -</STRONG></P> <P>1. The child must be your son, daughter, stepchild, foster child, brother, sister, half brother, half sister, stepbrother, stepsister, or a descendant of any of them.<BR />2. The child must be (a) under age 19 at the end of the year, (b) under age 24 at the end of the year and a full-time student or (c) any age and permanently and totally disabled.<BR />3. The child must have lived with you for more than half of the year. Temporary absences while away at college are considered living with you.<BR />4. The child must not have provided more than half of his or her own support for the year.<BR />5. If the child meets the rules to be a qualifying child of more than one person, you must be the person entitled to claim the child as a qualifying child. <BR />6. The child must be a U.S. citizen or U.S., Canada or Mexico resident for some portion of the year.<BR />7. The child must be younger than you unless disabled.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Since you are paying extra for CPA support using one of the TurboTax Live editions, see this TurboTax support FAQ for contacting a Tax Expert -&nbsp;<A href="https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/expert-review/help/how-do-i-connect-with-a-tax-expert-in-turbotax-live/01/27282" target="_blank">https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/expert-review/help/how-do-i-connect-with-a-tax-expert-in-turbotax-live/01/27282</A></P> </DIV> </DIV> </DIV> </DIV>
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