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Can my parents still claim me if im 21 and still live at home ? i grossed 6500 last year and they pay for everything except clothes

 
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Can my parents still claim me if im 21 and still live at home ? i grossed 6500 last year and they pay for everything except clothes

If you are Not a full time student, then no one can claim you as a dependent since your gross income is $4,200 or more.

 

If you are a full time student then your parent's would be able to claim you as a dependent if you meet all the requirements under the Qualifying Child rules.

 

To be a Qualifying Child -

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.
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.
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.
4. The child must not have provided more than half of his or her own support for the year.
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.
6. The child must be a U.S. citizen or U.S., Canada or Mexico resident for some portion of the year.
7. The child must be younger than you unless disabled.

Level 15

Can my parents still claim me if im 21 and still live at home ? i grossed 6500 last year and they pay for everything except clothes

If you were not a full time student, they cannot claim you because you had too much income. The income limit for a 21 year old who is not a full time student to be claimed by a parent is $4200.

 

Here are the requirements:

1. The person cannot be your qualifying child or the qualifying child of any other taxpayer. A child is not the qualifying child of any other taxpayer if the child's parent (or any other person for whom the child is defined as a qualifying child) is not required to file an income tax return or files an income tax return only to get a refund on income tax withheld.
2. The person either (a) must be related to you or (b) must live with you all year as a member of your household.
3. The person's gross taxable income for the year must be less than $4,200 in 2019.
4. You must provide more than half of the person's total support for the year.
5. The person must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. resident alien, U.S. national, or a resident of Canada or Mexico.

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