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brunk
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Dependent earns more than $4050 but was a full time student under 24. Turbo claims that she cannot be a dependent. Where is the exact reference in the tax code?

 
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DoninGA
Level 15

Dependent earns more than $4050 but was a full time student under 24. Turbo claims that she cannot be a dependent. Where is the exact reference in the tax code?

Did you indicate that the child was a full time student and that they lived in your home for the entire year?
SweetieJean
Level 15

Dependent earns more than $4050 but was a full time student under 24. Turbo claims that she cannot be a dependent. Where is the exact reference in the tax code?

Did Dependent provide more than 50% if his/her own support?
brunk
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Dependent earns more than $4050 but was a full time student under 24. Turbo claims that she cannot be a dependent. Where is the exact reference in the tax code?

No not 50%  your system is locked
DoninGA
Level 15

Dependent earns more than $4050 but was a full time student under 24. Turbo claims that she cannot be a dependent. Where is the exact reference in the tax code?

Delete the dependent and re-enter.
Opus 17
Level 15

Dependent earns more than $4050 but was a full time student under 24. Turbo claims that she cannot be a dependent. Where is the exact reference in the tax code?

You likely entered some number of months less than 7 (6 or less is less than half the year) for how long the child lived with you.  Children at college are "temporarily away" from home and are still considered to live "with you" if they would be living wth you if not for college and it is reasonable to expect them to come home (at least for a while) after college.

On the other hand, if your child has established a permanent new home, then they don't live with you any more and can't be a dependent.  There is no black letter rule, each situation is determined by its own facts.

And, as mentioned, the child can't provide more than half its own support.  

If you got the $4050 question, you must have answered that the child did not live with you.  Otherwise that question won't come up.

*Answers are correct to the best of my ability at the time of posting but do not constitute legal or tax advice.*
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