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My 27 ySon made less than $4000. He lives at home and attends college full time. I pay all his living costs. Can I claim him as a dependent? and what happens when

 
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Texas Roger
Level 15

My 27 ySon made less than $4000. He lives at home and attends college full time. I pay all his living costs. Can I claim him as a dependent? and what happens when

You can claim your 27 year old son as a qualifying relative dependent if he meets the following tests:

1. The person cannot be your qualifying child or the qualifying child of any other taxpayer. A child is not the qualifying child of any other taxpayer if the child's parent (or any other person for whom the child is defined as a qualifying child) is not required to file an income tax return or files an income tax return only to get a refund on income tax withheld.

2. The person either (a) must be related to you or (b) must live with you all year as a member of your household. 

3. The person's gross  taxable income for the year must be less than $4,050 in 2016.

4. You must provide more than half of the person's total support for the year.

5. The person must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. resident alien, U.S. national, or a resident of Canada or Mexico.

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Carl
Level 15

My 27 ySon made less than $4000. He lives at home and attends college full time. I pay all his living costs. Can I claim him as a dependent? and what happens when

...and your son claims all the education credits, if any.
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