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Can a 17 year old working girl claim her disabled working mom as a dependent

The 17 year old works and the mom is disabled but works part time but the child wants to file and claim the mom as a dependent.
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Level 15

Can a 17 year old working girl claim her disabled working mom as a dependent

Only if you and your mom meet ALL these tests.

 

---Tests to be a Qualifying Relative (& Unrelated Persons)---
(Must meet ALL of these tests to be a dependent)

1. The person cannot be your qualifying child or the qualifying child of any other taxpayer.

2. The person either must be related to you, or must live with you all year (all 365 days - There are exceptions for temporary absences such as school, illness, business, vacation, military service) as a member of your household.

3. The person's gross income for the year must be less than $4,250 (tax-exempt income, such as certain social security benefits, is not included in gross income)

4. You must provide more than half of the person's total support** for the year.

5. The person is not filing a joint return.

In any case, the person must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. resident alien, U.S. national, or a resident of Canada or Mexico

The above is simplified; see IRS Publication 501 for full information.
https://www.irs.gov/publications/p501#en_US_2018_publink1000220939

** Worksheet for determining support
https://www.irs.gov/publications/p501#en_US_2018_publink1000292527

**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**
Level 15

Can a 17 year old working girl claim her disabled working mom as a dependent

Sorry, but at your age you are a qualifying child of your mother so you cannot have dependents if your own.   On top of that it is not the most profitable way for you both to file.

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