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Can I claim my 19 year old as a dependent

My daughter turned 19 on Jan. 2nd of 2016 . She was not a full time student, but did live with us for 7 months of the year, and we paid the majority of her expenses. She earned less than $3,000 and did file her own taxes.
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Can I claim my 19 year old as a dependent

@frankscindy Answer edited 4/10/2017
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Can I claim my 19 year old as a dependent

Because she was not a full time student she doesn't appear to be a qualifying child. You may be able to consider her a qualifying relative dependent if you meet the requirements below:

  • You provided more than half of their support.
  • She made less than $4,050 in gross taxable income. (Social Security income generally doesn’t count here.)
  • She isn't a dependent on someone else’s taxes.
  • She isn't doing their taxes with a spouse (married filing jointly).
  • She is a U.S. citizen, resident alien, national, or a Canadian or Mexican resident. You can’t claim a dependent if you are a dependent on someone else’s taxes

For more information, see the IRS dependent rules in the article below:

https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/tax-tips/Family/Rules-for-Claiming-a-Dependent-on-Your-Tax-Ret...

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