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cwarflack
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Can we claim our 37 years old college student daughter as a dependent and will there be a penalty?

 
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SeanE1
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Can we claim our 37 years old college student daughter as a dependent and will there be a penalty?

You may claim your 37 year old daughter if the conditions for the following IRS test have been met:

Qualifying Relative

These 4 tests (all of them) will qualify a relative as a dependent:

  • Not Qualifying Child: They are not your or another taxpayer’s “qualifying child” 
  • Gross Income: Dependent has to earn less than $4,050 in 2016.
  • Total Support: You provide more than half of the total support for the year.
  • Member of Household or Relationship: The person (a friend, girlfriend, non blood relative) must live with you all year as a member of your household or be one of the relatives that doesn’t have to live with you (mother, father, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, stepmother, stepfather, your child, stepchild, foster child, adopted child, etc) Note: this list is not all inclusive.

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SweetieJean
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Can we claim our 37 years old college student daughter as a dependent and will there be a penalty?

How much was her 2018 income?
SeanE1
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Can we claim our 37 years old college student daughter as a dependent and will there be a penalty?

You may claim your 37 year old daughter if the conditions for the following IRS test have been met:

Qualifying Relative

These 4 tests (all of them) will qualify a relative as a dependent:

  • Not Qualifying Child: They are not your or another taxpayer’s “qualifying child” 
  • Gross Income: Dependent has to earn less than $4,050 in 2016.
  • Total Support: You provide more than half of the total support for the year.
  • Member of Household or Relationship: The person (a friend, girlfriend, non blood relative) must live with you all year as a member of your household or be one of the relatives that doesn’t have to live with you (mother, father, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, stepmother, stepfather, your child, stepchild, foster child, adopted child, etc) Note: this list is not all inclusive.

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