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joanne3
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Can my parents claim me as a dependent?

I'm 21, a part-time student, and I made about $7000. I moved out in March, so I only lived with my parents for two months in 2018, and I pay for everything (rent, utilities, bills, etc) with my own money. My parents pay for my car insurance and I am still on their health insurance.

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AlanT
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Can my parents claim me as a dependent?

No, your parents cannot claim you as a dependent.  

Since you pay for more than half of your own expenses, over the age of 19, not a full-time student, and did not live with your parents for 1/2 of the year, you would not qualify as their dependent.  

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AlanT
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Can my parents claim me as a dependent?

No, your parents cannot claim you as a dependent.  

Since you pay for more than half of your own expenses, over the age of 19, not a full-time student, and did not live with your parents for 1/2 of the year, you would not qualify as their dependent.  

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joanne3
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Can my parents claim me as a dependent?

Not even if I'm on their health insurance?
AlanT
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Can my parents claim me as a dependent?

They still would have to meet all of the other qualifications.  
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joanne3
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Can my parents claim me as a dependent?

Alright, thank you!
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