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jpatel92
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I'm 24, recent graduate. Can my parents claim me as a dependent?

 if I was a FT student in the spring 2016. They paid for rent during that time. I started working my Full time job in July and have been paying for my own expenses. 

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Texas Roger
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I'm 24, recent graduate. Can my parents claim me as a dependent?

If you made more than $4050 in 2016, they can't claim you. You were too old to be a qualifying child and made too much to be a qualifying relative.

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TomD8
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I'm 24, recent graduate. Can my parents claim me as a dependent?

When did you turn 24?
**Answers are correct to the best of my ability but do not constitute tax or legal advice.**

jpatel92
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I'm 24, recent graduate. Can my parents claim me as a dependent?

In November of 2016
Texas Roger
Level 15

I'm 24, recent graduate. Can my parents claim me as a dependent?

If you made more than $4050 in 2016, they can't claim you. You were too old to be a qualifying child and made too much to be a qualifying relative.

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TomD8
Level 15

I'm 24, recent graduate. Can my parents claim me as a dependent?

And just so you know - the age criteria is based on your age as of December 31st of the tax year.  Once you become 24 (as of 12/31), your student status is no longer relevant to being claimed as a dependent.
**Answers are correct to the best of my ability but do not constitute tax or legal advice.**

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