Sign Up

Why sign in to the Community?

  • Submit a question
  • Check your notifications
or and start working on your taxes
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
dome6300
New Member

Can we claim a great nephew who lives with us and who we provide more than half of his support even tough he is working and did file his own taxes?

 
2 Replies
DoninGA
Level 15

Can we claim a great nephew who lives with us and who we provide more than half of his support even tough he is working and did file his own taxes?

How old is he?  Did he live with you for the entire year?  Did he have gross income of $4,150 or more in 2018?
Vanessa
Level 3

Can we claim a great nephew who lives with us and who we provide more than half of his support even tough he is working and did file his own taxes?

Possibly, but it depends on several things. If he meets the qualifications below, then yes, you can claim him.  If not, then no.  

The 5 tests that will qualify a child as a dependent are:

  •  Must be your child, adopted child, foster-child, brother or sister, or a descendant of one of these (grand or nephew).
  •  Must have the same residence for more than half the year, other than temporary absences
  • Must be under age 19 or under 24 and a full-time student for at least 5 months. They can be any age if they are totally and permanently disabled.
  •  Must not have provided more than half of their own support during the year.
  •  The child cannot file a joint return for the year.

To claim a qualifying relative as a dependent, the following 4 tests must be met.

  • They are not the “qualifying child” of another taxpayer or your “qualifying child.”
  • They earned less than $4,150 in 2018.
  • You provide more than half of the total support for the year.
  • The person (a friend, girlfriend, non-blood relative) must live with you all year as a member of your household or be related to you.

https://blog.turbotax.intuit.com/tax-deductions-and-credits-2/family/who-can-i-claim-as-a-dependent-... 

**Say "Thanks" by clicking the thumb icon in a post
**Mark the post that answers your question by clicking on "Mark as Best Answer"
Dynamic AdsDynamic Ads
Privacy Settings
v