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tomla
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If my daughter that lived with me for 8 months and I paid for more than half of her living expenses claimed herself on her income taxes can I claim her as a dependent?

she is a full time college student.
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TomD8
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If my daughter that lived with me for 8 months and I paid for more than half of her living expenses claimed herself on her income taxes can I claim her as a dependent?

If she was 23 or younger as of 12/31/2016, and the situation is as you describe, and she didn't file a joint return with someone else, you can claim her.  If she was 24 or older on that date, you could claim her only if her own gross income was less than $4050.

If you can legitimately claim her, you should print your return and mail it.  That's because if her return is already in the IRS system, yours will be rejected if you e-file.

And if you can claim her, she needs to file an amended return indicating that someone else can claim her.

**Answers are correct to the best of my ability but do not constitute tax or legal advice.

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TomD8
Level 15

If my daughter that lived with me for 8 months and I paid for more than half of her living expenses claimed herself on her income taxes can I claim her as a dependent?

If she was 23 or younger as of 12/31/2016, and the situation is as you describe, and she didn't file a joint return with someone else, you can claim her.  If she was 24 or older on that date, you could claim her only if her own gross income was less than $4050.

If you can legitimately claim her, you should print your return and mail it.  That's because if her return is already in the IRS system, yours will be rejected if you e-file.

And if you can claim her, she needs to file an amended return indicating that someone else can claim her.

**Answers are correct to the best of my ability but do not constitute tax or legal advice.

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