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Daughter earned $6000 but it all went to her mission trip. I paid for all living and food expenses for the whole year. Can I claim as a dependent? If so what form?

 
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Daughter earned $6000 but it all went to her mission trip. I paid for all living and food expenses for the whole year. Can I claim as a dependent? If so what form?

How old is your daughter?  Is she a full time student?

Daughter earned $6000 but it all went to her mission trip. I paid for all living and food expenses for the whole year. Can I claim as a dependent? If so what form?

she was 19, she was not a full time student. she was serving a mission.

Daughter earned $6000 but it all went to her mission trip. I paid for all living and food expenses for the whole year. Can I claim as a dependent? If so what form?

So how do I claim her taxes under her name. I filed but they went under my name so I need to correct.
Hal_Al
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Daughter earned $6000 but it all went to her mission trip. I paid for all living and food expenses for the whole year. Can I claim as a dependent? If so what form?

How to amend your return: <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1894381-how-to-amend-change-or-correct-a-return-you-already-filed"...>
TurboTax online is no longer available for her to file  her own separate return. But, if the $6000 was W-2 wages, that is less than the filing requirement. So, unless she had other income to bring her total to $10,350, she does not need to file a return.

Daughter earned $6000 but it all went to her mission trip. I paid for all living and food expenses for the whole year. Can I claim as a dependent? If so what form?

If she made more than $400 of income reported on a 1099-MISC or no form, she is required to file a tax return. If her income was reported on a W-2, she is not required to file a return if it was only $6000 or less but if federal income tax was withheld, she should file a return to get a refund.
Hal_Al
Level 15

Daughter earned $6000 but it all went to her mission trip. I paid for all living and food expenses for the whole year. Can I claim as a dependent? If so what form?

Only a 2016 return can be prepared online and e-filed.  If you need to prepare a return for 2015 or ealier, you can purchase and download software to do it, then print and mail the return(s)

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Hal_Al
Level 15

Daughter earned $6000 but it all went to her mission trip. I paid for all living and food expenses for the whole year. Can I claim as a dependent? If so what form?

There are two types of dependents, "Qualifying Children"(QC) and standard ("Qualifying Relative" in IRS parlance even though they don't have to actually be related). There is no income limit for a QC but there is an age limit, a relationship test and a residence test. 

If she had $6000 of taxable income, and she does not qualify as a QC, she cannot be your dependent, regardless of what she spent her income on.

A child of a taxpayer can still be a “Qualifying Child” (QC) dependent, regardless of his/her 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. Scholarships are considered third party support and not as support provided by the student.

3. He lived with the parent (including temporary absences such as away at school, missions, or military training) for more than half the year

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