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lambert94_tara
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Can I claim my child on my taxes?

 
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SherekaB
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Can I claim my child on my taxes?

The 5 tests that will qualify a child as a dependent are: 

  • Relationship: Must be your child, adopted child, foster-child, brother or sister, or a descendant of one of these (grand or nephew).
  • Residence: Must have the same residence for more than half the year.
  • Age: Must be under age 19 or under 24 and a full-time student for at least 5 months. They can be any age if they are totally and permanently disabled.
  • Support: Must not have provided more than half of their own support during the year.
  • Joint Support: The child cannot file a joint return for the year.

* Let us know if you have a more specific question.

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SherekaB
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Can I claim my child on my taxes?

The 5 tests that will qualify a child as a dependent are: 

  • Relationship: Must be your child, adopted child, foster-child, brother or sister, or a descendant of one of these (grand or nephew).
  • Residence: Must have the same residence for more than half the year.
  • Age: Must be under age 19 or under 24 and a full-time student for at least 5 months. They can be any age if they are totally and permanently disabled.
  • Support: Must not have provided more than half of their own support during the year.
  • Joint Support: The child cannot file a joint return for the year.

* Let us know if you have a more specific question.

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