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Mary_G12
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Income excluded via Foreign Earned Income applicable to HoH

My adult child lived with me for all of 2019 in the UK. She earned about $9,000 from a UK employer.  She declared this on her US taxes, but took the foreign earned income exclusion, so her US income was effectively $0.

 

I did not file as Head of Household that year as her income (the $9,000) was over the limit for my claiming that status. Could I have filed as Head of Household based on her US income being $0 due to the foreign earned income credit?

 

If so, I assume I can file an amended 1040 for the 2019 tax year?

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DaveF1006
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Income excluded via Foreign Earned Income applicable to HoH

No because she did earn the money regardless on whether or not it was excluded so she still doesn't qualify as a qualifying relative .because she made more than $4300. 

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DaveF1006
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Income excluded via Foreign Earned Income applicable to HoH

No because she did earn the money regardless on whether or not it was excluded so she still doesn't qualify as a qualifying relative .because she made more than $4300. 

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