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erichalbl
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How to Claim an exemption for each dependent child

 
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JudithR
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How to Claim an exemption for each dependent child




Qualifying Child:

  To claim an exemption for your child, you must be able to answer "yes" to all of the following questions.

  • Are they related to you? The child can be your son, daughter, stepchild, eligible foster child, brother, sister, half brother, half sister, stepbrother, stepsister, adopted child or an offspring of any of them.
  • Do they meet the age requirement? Your child must be under age 19 or, if a full-time student, under age 24. There is no age limit if your child is permanently and totally disabled.
  • Do they live with you? Your child must live with you for more than half the year, but several exceptions apply.
  • Do you financially support them? Your child may have a job, but that job cannot provide more than half of her support.
  • Are you the only person claiming them? This requirement commonly applies to children of divorced parents. Here you must use the “tie breaker rules,” which are found in IRS Publication 501. These rules establish income, parentage and residency requirements for claiming a child.
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mm
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How to Claim an exemption for each dependent child

Hi, I moved to USA alone this April and later brought my two children (both under 10 years old) to USA in August and living with me now. They also lived with me in India till March. Can I claim them as dependent child for tax purpose?
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How to Claim an exemption for each dependent child

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