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Can i claim my 22 year old child as dependent , goes to college full time , lives at home with us ?

 
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Vanessa A
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Can i claim my 22 year old child as dependent , goes to college full time , lives at home with us ?

Probably, as long as they are not providing over half of their own support they would be a qualifying child. Then you would be able to claim the $500 Non-Refundable Other Dependent Credit as well as possibly file as Head of Household (unless you are married or do not provide more than half of the support of the household) and claim the education credits 

 

The following criteria must be met to claim someone as a qualifying child:

  • Your child (including adopted and foster children), your sibling, or a descendent of any of them.
  • Age 18 or younger at the end of the tax year OR under 24 (and younger than you and your spouse) if they are a full-time student
  • Lived with you for more than 6 months during the tax year
  • They did not provide more than half of their own support
  • They did not file a joint return, unless it was to claim a refund

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