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# Can we claim our son as a dependent or relative on the 2016 taxes? in 2016, he was a college student; he turned 24; he lived in our house; he earned more than \$4,050.

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## Can we claim our son as a dependent or relative on the 2016 taxes? in 2016, he was a college student; he turned 24; he lived in our house; he earned more than \$4,050.

Since he was age 24 in 2016 he can no longer be claimed as a dependent under the Qualifying Child rules where his income would not be a factor in claiming him.  To claim him as a dependent under the Qualifying Relative rules his gross income must be less than \$4,050 in 2016.  Since his income was \$4,050 or more then no one can claim him as a dependent.

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## Can we claim our son as a dependent or relative on the 2016 taxes? in 2016, he was a college student; he turned 24; he lived in our house; he earned more than \$4,050.

How about 1040EZ What line determines
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1040EZ Line 4
Level 15

## Can we claim our son as a dependent or relative on the 2016 taxes? in 2016, he was a college student; he turned 24; he lived in our house; he earned more than \$4,050.

Since he was age 24 in 2016 he can no longer be claimed as a dependent under the Qualifying Child rules where his income would not be a factor in claiming him.  To claim him as a dependent under the Qualifying Relative rules his gross income must be less than \$4,050 in 2016.  Since his income was \$4,050 or more then no one can claim him as a dependent.

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## Can we claim our son as a dependent or relative on the 2016 taxes? in 2016, he was a college student; he turned 24; he lived in our house; he earned more than \$4,050.

So if he made \$4,000 gambling but lost that much- does his gambling income then count towards the \$4,050 max gross income
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Yes
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## Can we claim our son as a dependent or relative on the 2016 taxes? in 2016, he was a college student; he turned 24; he lived in our house; he earned more than \$4,050.

In calculating income for the \$4050 limit, is this adjusted gross income found on line 37 of form 1040?
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## Can we claim our son as a dependent or relative on the 2016 taxes? in 2016, he was a college student; he turned 24; he lived in our house; he earned more than \$4,050.

No.  It is total income as shown on Line 22 of Form 1040.
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