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

can i claim my 18 year old daughter who attended 6 months of high school,attended 3 months of community college , and earned $10,000. dollars in 2016 ?
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HelenaC
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Can i claim my 18 year old daughter is she has to file income tax for herself

Generally, yes, if you provided more than 50% of her support, i.e., rent/mortgage, utilities, food, clothing, etc. See the screenshot below.

For tax purposes, you can claim your child as a dependent if they meet the following requirements:

  • The child must be your son, daughter, stepchild, foster child, brother, sister, half brother, half sister, stepbrother, stepsister, or a descendant of any of them.
  • The child must be (a) under age 19 at the end of the year and younger than you (or your spouse, if filing jointly), (b) under age 24 at the end of the year, a student, and younger than you (or your spouse, if filing jointly), or (c) any age if permanently and totally disabled. 
  • The child must have lived with you for more than half of the year. Note: Absences while away at school do not count as 'not living with you'. 
  • The child must not have provided more than half of his or her own support for the year. 
  • The child must not be filing a joint return for the year (unless that return is filed only to get a refund of income tax withheld or estimated tax paid). 


If your child is a college student, click here to enter Education Expenses (Form 1098-T Tuition):  How do I enter Form 1098-T?

 

Regarding your child's income tax return:

If your child's W-2, for 2017 had federal income tax withheld, they should file a federal income tax return to get money back (refund). TurboTax Online has a Free version they may be able to use.

If your child completes an income tax return, it is important that they choose the following options: 

  • Someone else can claim me as a dependent on their tax return and
  • And this person will claim me on their 2017 tax return.

See the screenshot below.

Related information:


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

Generally, yes, if you provided more than 50% of her support, i.e., rent/mortgage, utilities, food, clothing, etc. See the screenshot below.

For tax purposes, you can claim your child as a dependent if they meet the following requirements:

  • The child must be your son, daughter, stepchild, foster child, brother, sister, half brother, half sister, stepbrother, stepsister, or a descendant of any of them.
  • The child must be (a) under age 19 at the end of the year and younger than you (or your spouse, if filing jointly), (b) under age 24 at the end of the year, a student, and younger than you (or your spouse, if filing jointly), or (c) any age if permanently and totally disabled. 
  • The child must have lived with you for more than half of the year. Note: Absences while away at school do not count as 'not living with you'. 
  • The child must not have provided more than half of his or her own support for the year. 
  • The child must not be filing a joint return for the year (unless that return is filed only to get a refund of income tax withheld or estimated tax paid). 


If your child is a college student, click here to enter Education Expenses (Form 1098-T Tuition):  How do I enter Form 1098-T?

 

Regarding your child's income tax return:

If your child's W-2, for 2017 had federal income tax withheld, they should file a federal income tax return to get money back (refund). TurboTax Online has a Free version they may be able to use.

If your child completes an income tax return, it is important that they choose the following options: 

  • Someone else can claim me as a dependent on their tax return and
  • And this person will claim me on their 2017 tax return.

See the screenshot below.

Related information:


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