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debynaz
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Can I claim my daughter as a dependent if she was a full-time high school student from January through May, turned 19 in December and worked part time during the year?

 
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Can I claim my daughter as a dependent if she was a full-time high school student from January through May, turned 19 in December and worked part time during the year?

If you provided over half her support for the year and she lived with you more than half the year, barring any other unusual circumstance, yes you can.

TomK100
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Can I claim my daughter as a dependent if she was a full-time high school student from January through May, turned 19 in December and worked part time during the year?

Yes.  

 

You can claim a child, relative, friend, or fiancé (etc.) as a dependent on your 2021 taxes as long as they meet the following requirements:

Qualifying child

  • They're related to you.
  • They aren't claimed as a dependent by someone else.
  • They're a U.S. citizen, resident alien, national, or a Canadian or Mexican resident.
  • They aren’t filing a joint return with their spouse.
  • They're under the age of 19 (or 24 for full-time students).
    • No age limit for permanently and totally disabled children.
  • They lived with you for more than half the year (exceptions apply).
  • They didn't provide more than half of their own support for the year.

Qualifying relative

  • They don't have to be related to you (despite the name).
  • They aren't claimed as a dependent by someone else.
  • They're a U.S. citizen, resident alien, national, or a Canadian or Mexican resident.
  • They aren’t filing a joint return with their spouse.
  • They lived with you the entire year (exceptions apply).
  • They made less than $4,300 in 2021.
  • You provided more than half of their financial support.

When you add someone as a dependent, we'll ask a series of questions to make sure you can claim them. There may be other tax benefits you can get when you claim a dependent.

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