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benjaminr00
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Can I claim my son as a dependent if he made $11,000.00?

 
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Phillip1
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Can I claim my son as a dependent if he made $11,000.00?

It depends. 

If he is under the age of 19, or between the ages of 19 and 24 and a full-time college student, you may be able to claim him as a dependent if he did not provide more than half of his own support. If he is over 19 and not in college, you cannot claim him as a dependent with that much income.

Qualifying Child Dependent:

  • He is under the age of 19, or he is between the ages of 19 and 24, and;
    • He was a full time student for 2016
    • To be a student, they must be, during some part of each of any 5 calendar months       of the year:
      • A full-time student at a school that has a regular teaching staff, course of study, and a regularly enrolled student body at the school, or
      • A student taking a full-time, on-farm training course given by a school described in (1), or by a state, county, or local government agency.
    • The 5 calendar months don't have to be consecutive.
  • He did not provide more than half of his own support.
    •  If you aren't sure whether a child provided more than half of his or her own support, you may find Worksheet 2 helpful.
  • He did not file a joint tax return.
    • An exception to the joint return test applies if your child and his or her spouse file a joint return only to claim a refund of income tax withheld or estimated tax paid.

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Phillip1
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Can I claim my son as a dependent if he made $11,000.00?

It depends. 

If he is under the age of 19, or between the ages of 19 and 24 and a full-time college student, you may be able to claim him as a dependent if he did not provide more than half of his own support. If he is over 19 and not in college, you cannot claim him as a dependent with that much income.

Qualifying Child Dependent:

  • He is under the age of 19, or he is between the ages of 19 and 24, and;
    • He was a full time student for 2016
    • To be a student, they must be, during some part of each of any 5 calendar months       of the year:
      • A full-time student at a school that has a regular teaching staff, course of study, and a regularly enrolled student body at the school, or
      • A student taking a full-time, on-farm training course given by a school described in (1), or by a state, county, or local government agency.
    • The 5 calendar months don't have to be consecutive.
  • He did not provide more than half of his own support.
    •  If you aren't sure whether a child provided more than half of his or her own support, you may find Worksheet 2 helpful.
  • He did not file a joint tax return.
    • An exception to the joint return test applies if your child and his or her spouse file a joint return only to claim a refund of income tax withheld or estimated tax paid.
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