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Level 1

Credit for Other Dependents says less than $4,150 gross income in 2018. Why doesn't TT ask dependent's income? Our dependent's gross income was > than the max allowed

My dependent fulfills all other requirements for "Credit to Other Dependents"

We are married filing jointly, dependent is 22, earned  > $4150. We provided more than half dependent's support. TurboTax appears to automatically give us the $500 credit without asking how much gross income the dependent had for 2018

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Level 14

Credit for Other Dependents says less than $4,150 gross income in 2018. Why doesn't TT ask dependent's income? Our dependent's gross income was > than the max allowed

If the person is not a full time student he/she cannot be your dependent if earnings are over 4150.  So that person should not appear on you return at all and should file their own return.

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nn
Level 1

Credit for Other Dependents says less than $4,150 gross income in 2018. Why doesn't TT ask dependent's income? Our dependent's gross income was > than the max allowed

Thank you for the reply. The dependent IS a full time student! Sorry I forgot to add that to my question
Level 14

Credit for Other Dependents says less than $4,150 gross income in 2018. Why doesn't TT ask dependent's income? Our dependent's gross income was > than the max allowed

The program then knows the dependent is over age 16 and so qualifies for the "other dependent" $500.  It doesn't matter how much income the dependent has as long as the dependent does not provide half of their support.
nn
Level 1

Credit for Other Dependents says less than $4,150 gross income in 2018. Why doesn't TT ask dependent's income? Our dependent's gross income was > than the max allowed

Okay thank you very much
Level 14

Credit for Other Dependents says less than $4,150 gross income in 2018. Why doesn't TT ask dependent's income? Our dependent's gross income was > than the max allowed

If the person is not a full time student he/she cannot be your dependent if earnings are over 4150.  So that person should not appear on you return at all and should file their own return.

Level 1

Credit for Other Dependents says less than $4,150 gross income in 2018. Why doesn't TT ask dependent's income? Our dependent's gross income was > than the max allowed

Can someone who is disabled and made over that amount be claimed as a dependent?
Level 14

Credit for Other Dependents says less than $4,150 gross income in 2018. Why doesn't TT ask dependent's income? Our dependent's gross income was > than the max allowed

Disabled in the context of tax law means that you have documentation that you are not able to have gainful employment.