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DDS5
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Can I claim my daughter as a dependent?

In 2020, my daughter was 23 years old.  She was not a full-time students.  She lived with me the entire year.  She did not pay rent, and I paid her car insurance. She worked a part time job and had gross income of $13,000.  Can I claim her as a dependent?

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xmasbaby0
Level 15

Can I claim my daughter as a dependent?

No, you cannot claim her.   If she was not a full-time student (and you say she was not) then if she had over $4300 of income you cannot claim her.   She can file her own return that says she cannot be claimed as anyone else's dependent.  That also means she can use the recovery rebate credit to get the stimulus money.

 

Since she was not a full-time student---she cannot be your qualifying child.   She made too much to be a qualifying relative.

 

 

 

WHO CAN I CLAIM AS A DEPENDENT?

 

You can claim a child, relative, friend, fiance (etc.) as a dependent on your 2019 taxes as long as they meet the following requirements:

Qualifying child

•They are related to you.

•They cannot be claimed as a dependent by someone else.

•They are a U.S. citizen, resident alien, national, or a Canadian or   Mexican resident.

•They are not filing a joint return with their spouse.

•They are under the age of 19 (or 24 for full-time students).

    • No age limit for permanently and totally disabled children

        They live with you for more than half the year (exceptions apply).

Qualifying relative

•They don't have to be related to you (despite the name).

•They cannot be claimed as a dependent by someone else.

•They are a U.S. citizen, resident alien, national, or a Canadian or Mexican resident.

•They are not filing a joint return with their spouse.

They lived with you the entire year.

•They made less than $4300  (not counting Social Security)

•You provided more than half of their financial support. More info

When you add someone as a dependent, we'll ask a series of questions to make sure you can claim them.

Related Information:

Does a dependent have to live with me?

What does "financially support another person" mean?

Can I claim a newborn baby?

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
DDS5
Returning Member

Can I claim my daughter as a dependent?

Thank you!

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