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dianabeard62
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Can i claim my 18 year old daughter is she has to file income tax for herself

 
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AmyW
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Can i claim my 18 year old daughter is she has to file income tax for herself

Yes, you may be able to claim your daughter as a qualifying child if:
  • She is under 19, or a full-time student and under 24 years of age. There is no age limit if she is permanently and totally disabled.
  • She lives with you for more than half of the year (Temporary absences, like going to college does not count)
  • You provided more than half of her support for the tax year
  • You are the only person claiming her
See the article below for the rules about claiming a qualifying child. 

Here is a worksheet that will help you determine if you provide more than half of your daughter's support:

https://apps.irs.gov/app/vita/content/globalmedia/teacher/worksheet_for_determining_support_4012.pdf

Your daughter would file her own tax return and should check the box Someone else can claim me on their tax return in the personal information section. 

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