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Grandmother like get bigger refund file granddaughter even parents filing daughter

Is this possible for grandmother to file her grand daughter to get bigger refund 

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Grandmother like get bigger refund file granddaughter even parents filing daughter

This possible grandmothers coworkers said u can file your 15 year old grand daughter even parents filing there daughter grandmother has Low income she get bigger refund if she filed her 15 year old grand daughter is this true if she files this 2020 income tax of 2019

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Level 2

Grandmother like get bigger refund file granddaughter even parents filing daughter

This possible grandmothers coworkers said u can file your 15 year old grand daughter even parents filing there daughter grandmother has Low income she get bigger refund if she filed her 15 year old grand daughter is this true if she files this 2020 income tax of 2019

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Grandmother like get bigger refund file granddaughter even parents filing daughter

Yes, a  child can be the “qualifying child” dependent of any close relative in the household.  But the grandparent's income must be higher than the parent's.  See rule #6.

A child closely related to a taxpayer can be a “Qualifying Child (QC)” dependent, regardless of the child's income, if:

  1. He is under age 19, or under 24 if a full time student for at least 5 months of the year, or is totally & permanently disabled
  2. He did not provide more than 1/2 his own support
  3. He lived with the relative (including temporary absences) for more than half the year
  4. He is younger than the relative (not applicable for a disabled child)
  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 (this essentially means that you have the parent’s permission to claim the child, if the child also lived with the parent more than half the year)
  6. If the parents of a child can claim the child as a qualifying child but no parent so claims the child, no one else can claim the child as a qualifying child unless that person's adjusted gross income (AGI) is higher than the highest AGI of any of the child's parents who can claim the child.

https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/tax-tips/Family/Rules-for-Claiming-a-Dependent-on-Your-Tax-Ret...

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