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I provided some support for my daughter for three months. Can I claim her as a dependent?

 
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DawnC
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I provided some support for my daughter for three months. Can I claim her as a dependent?

Maybe; it depends on her age.   Everything is yearly when it comes to income taxes.   When answering questions in TurboTax, answer them based on the full year.   There are 2 types of dependents, details are below.    You can claim a qualifying child as long as she did not provide more than half of her own support.   To claim a qualifying relative, you must have provided more than half of her support for all of 2023.   There is a link below that defines yearly support.  

 

If you are unsure, go ahead and enter your daughter's information in and answer the follow-up questions.   TurboTax will let you know if she qualifies as a dependent on your tax return.   You can also check the IRS's Interactive Assistant to verify.  

 

Qualifying child:

  • They're related to you.
  • They aren't claimed as a dependent by someone else.
  • They're a US citizen, resident alien, national, or a Canadian or Mexican resident.
  • They aren’t filing a joint return with their spouse.
  • They're under the age of 19 (or 24 for full-time students).
    • There's no age limit for permanently and totally disabled children.
  • They lived with you for more than half the year (exceptions apply).
  • They didn't provide more than half of their own support for the year.   

Qualifying relative:

  • They don't have to be related to you (despite the name).
  • They aren't claimed as a dependent by someone else.
  • They're a US citizen, resident alien, national, or a Canadian or Mexican resident.
  • They aren’t filing a joint return with their spouse.
  • They lived with you the entire year (exceptions apply).
  • They made less than $4,700 in 2023.
  • You provided more than half of their financial support.
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