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alexajayde0102
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Can I claim someone on my taxes who is 19 and works part-time but I have supported this person the whole year that is not my biological child?

This child was 18 for eight months of the year and lived with me for the whole year I am head of household

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Zbucklyo
Level 9

Can I claim someone on my taxes who is 19 and works part-time but I have supported this person the whole year that is not my biological child?

Because you are not related to this person, they only qualify as a dependent if:

(1) They lived with you for all of 2017.

(2) They earned less than $4050.

(3) You provided more than half their support.


The person's age and student status are not relevant in this situation because you are not related to them.  

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Carl
Level 15

Can I claim someone on my taxes who is 19 and works part-time but I have supported this person the whole year that is not my biological child?

If that person has more than $4,050 of reportable income in 2017, and they were not a full time student for at least one semester that started in the tax year, then no you can not claim them as a dependent on your tax return.
alexajayde0102
New Member

Can I claim someone on my taxes who is 19 and works part-time but I have supported this person the whole year that is not my biological child?

thank you for the answers but yes I provided more than half of his support and yes he
 lived with me for all of 2017 but he did make more than 4050?
alexajayde0102
New Member

Can I claim someone on my taxes who is 19 and works part-time but I have supported this person the whole year that is not my biological child?

can I claim him on my taxes
Carl
Level 15

Can I claim someone on my taxes who is 19 and works part-time but I have supported this person the whole year that is not my biological child?

If he was not a student in 2017 and has more than $4,050 of earned income, you can't claim them on your tax return.
Zbucklyo
Level 9

Can I claim someone on my taxes who is 19 and works part-time but I have supported this person the whole year that is not my biological child?

You can't claim if him if made more than $4,050 in 2017; whether or not he is a student is not relevant because you are not related to him.
Zbucklyo
Level 9

Can I claim someone on my taxes who is 19 and works part-time but I have supported this person the whole year that is not my biological child?

Because you are not related to this person, they only qualify as a dependent if:

(1) They lived with you for all of 2017.

(2) They earned less than $4050.

(3) You provided more than half their support.


The person's age and student status are not relevant in this situation because you are not related to them.  

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