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Brad45
Level 2

Dependents

My 19 year old son is no longer considered a dependent because he worked an internship last summer and earned ~$8K - yet I support him and he is on my insurance - is this correct?

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CatinaT1
Expert Alumni

Dependents

Was the internship part of a school program?  Your kids can be your dependents up until age 24 as long as they are a full-time student for some part of 5 months during the year.  There is no income rule if they are a student.

 

The rules for a parent to claim a college student are this:

  • The student is under the age of 24 on Dec 31 of the tax year and:
  • Is enrolled in an undergraduate program at an accredited institution and:
  • Is a full time student for some part of 5 months during the year, and:
  • the STUDENT did NOT provide more that 50% of the STUDENT’S support 
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CatinaT1
Expert Alumni

Dependents

Was the internship part of a school program?  Your kids can be your dependents up until age 24 as long as they are a full-time student for some part of 5 months during the year.  There is no income rule if they are a student.

 

The rules for a parent to claim a college student are this:

  • The student is under the age of 24 on Dec 31 of the tax year and:
  • Is enrolled in an undergraduate program at an accredited institution and:
  • Is a full time student for some part of 5 months during the year, and:
  • the STUDENT did NOT provide more that 50% of the STUDENT’S support 
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Brad45
Level 2

Dependents

TY - but Turbo Tax removed him?

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