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Can i claim my 24 yr. old full time grad student step daughter?

she has a 1098t tuition statement from school.  He father files her taxes.
we have alternated taking her as a deduction year over year.
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Can i claim my 24 yr. old full time grad student step daughter?

You may be able to claim your daughter as a Qualifying Child dependent if:

  • The child must be related to you. The child can be your son, daughter, stepchild, eligible foster child, brother, sister, half-brother, half-sister, stepbrother, stepsister, adopted child or an offspring of any of them.
  • Your child must be under age 19 or, if a full-time student, under age 24. There is no age limit if your child is permanently and totally disabled.
  • Your child must live with you for more than half the year, but several exceptions apply (ie. away at school).
  • The child cannot provide more than half of his/her support.
  • You must be the only person claiming the child
  • The child must be a US citizen, resident alien, national, or resident of Mexico or Canada.
  • The child cannot file a joint return with his or her spouse.

You may be able to claim your daughter as a Qualifying Relative dependent if:

  • You provided more than half of her support in 2016
  • She earned less than $4,050 in gross taxable income. (Social Security income generally doesn’t count here.)
  •  She lives with you 365 days in the year or is related to you.
  •  She isn’t a dependent on someone else’s tax return.
  • She isn’t filing a tax return 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

See Rules For Claiming Dependents

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Can i claim my 24 yr. old full time grad student step daughter?

You may be able to claim your daughter as a Qualifying Child dependent if:

  • The child must be related to you. The child can be your son, daughter, stepchild, eligible foster child, brother, sister, half-brother, half-sister, stepbrother, stepsister, adopted child or an offspring of any of them.
  • Your child must be under age 19 or, if a full-time student, under age 24. There is no age limit if your child is permanently and totally disabled.
  • Your child must live with you for more than half the year, but several exceptions apply (ie. away at school).
  • The child cannot provide more than half of his/her support.
  • You must be the only person claiming the child
  • The child must be a US citizen, resident alien, national, or resident of Mexico or Canada.
  • The child cannot file a joint return with his or her spouse.

You may be able to claim your daughter as a Qualifying Relative dependent if:

  • You provided more than half of her support in 2016
  • She earned less than $4,050 in gross taxable income. (Social Security income generally doesn’t count here.)
  •  She lives with you 365 days in the year or is related to you.
  •  She isn’t a dependent on someone else’s tax return.
  • She isn’t filing a tax return 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

See Rules For Claiming Dependents

Can i claim my 24 yr. old full time grad student step daughter?

so if she turned 24 in 2016 and is a full time student the QC would not  qualify her correct?

Can i claim my 24 yr. old full time grad student step daughter?

Correct

Can i claim my 24 yr. old full time grad student step daughter?

Thanks you! how do i handle the 1098-T tuition statement on my taxes if i am claiming her as a dependent?   will it affect the outcome of my return?

Can i claim my 24 yr. old full time grad student step daughter?

If you are eligible to claim her and do so, you should claim her qualified educational expenses, and financial aid, if any.

Can i claim my 24 yr. old full time grad student step daughter?

if she made over $5100 for the year, does that prohibit me from claiming her as a qualifying dependent?
is there any support i can claim for her? rent? living expenses?

thanks!

Can i claim my 24 yr. old full time grad student step daughter?

Your welcome. and thanks for choosing TurboTax!

Can i claim my 24 yr. old full time grad student step daughter?

Vince - It  it seems as if i cannot claim any deductions for my 24yr old grad student stepdaughter.  we claim her every other year.  as i mentioned she made over $5100 in 2016.  she is a graduate assistant at her school.  we provide assistance for her rent and some living expenses.

She is able to file her own taxes as well.

is there anything i can deduct for her?

Can i claim my 24 yr. old full time grad student step daughter?

If she does not qualify as a Qualifying Child dependent, you cannot claim het as a Qualified Relative as she earned too much last year to be claimed. Unfortunately, you cannot claim any expenses for her on your return.

Can i claim my 24 yr. old full time grad student step daughter?

thank you

Can i claim my 24 yr. old full time grad student step daughter?

Your welcome and again, we appreciate your support.
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