Can i claim my daughter as a dependent if she only lived with me for 4 months
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Can i claim my daughter as a dependent if she only lived with me for 4 months

 
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Can i claim my daughter as a dependent if she only lived with me for 4 months

There are 5 tests that will qualify a child as a dependent as follows:

  • Relationship: Must be your child, adopted child, foster-child, brother or sister, or a descendant of one of these (grand or nephew).
  • Residence: Must have the same residence for more than half the year.
  • Age: Must be under age 19 or under 24 and a full-time student for at least 5 months. They can be any age if they are totally and permanently disabled.
  • Support: Must not have provided more than half of their own support during the year.
  • Joint Support: The child cannot file a joint return for the year.

There are 4 tests that will qualify a relative as a dependent as follows:

  • They are not the “qualifying child” of another taxpayer or your “qualifying child”.
  • Gross Income: Dependent earns less than $4,050 in 2016.
  • Total Support: You provide more than half of the total support for the year.
  • Member of Household or Relationship: The person (a friend, girlfriend, non blood relative) must live with you all year as a member of your household or be one of the relatives that doesn’t have to live with you.
Check out These TurboTax Links below:

https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/tax-tips/Family/Rules-for-Claiming-a-Dependent-on-Your-Tax-Ret...
http://blog.turbotax.intuit.com/tax-deductions-and-credits-2/family/who-qualifies-as-a-dependent-on-...
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