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cottandsconnie
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If my daughter lived with me for 6 months, does the $4,050 income mean for the entire year or the 6 months she was living on her own?

 
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CathiM
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If my daughter lived with me for 6 months, does the $4,050 income mean for the entire year or the 6 months she was living on her own?

The $4,050 means her entire yearly income. The Qualifying Relative test is harder to meet than the Qualifying Child test. Qualifying Child does not require that she make less than $4,050, so check over the rules again to make sure. 

Qualifying child

  • They are related to you.
  • They aren't claimed as a dependent by someone else.
  • They are a U.S. citizen, resident alien, national, or a Canadian or Mexican resident.
  • They aren’t filing a joint return with their spouse.
  • They live with you for more than half the year (exceptions apply, they can be away at school).
  •  They must not have provided more than half of his or her own support for the year. 
  • They are under the age of 19 (or 24 if they attended school full time for at least part of five calendar months of the year).
    • No age limit for permanently and totally disabled children.

Click here for help to determine what is half of her support:  Worksheet for Determining Support

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