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My child has status of resident alien. Is it same as US legal resident and can I claim him as dependent ?

 
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KarenJ
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My child has status of resident alien. Is it same as US legal resident and can I claim him as dependent ?

You can claim your child if the following requirements are met.  A resident alien is a person that has passed the substantial presence test (a calculation to determine if the person has been in the US for 183 days or more, see below). A legal resident is a green card holder.

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You will be considered a United States resident for tax purposes if you meet the substantial presence test for the calendar year. To meet this test, you must be physically present in the United States (U.S.) on at least:

  1. 31 days during the current year, and
  2. 183 days during the 3-year period that includes the current year and the 2 years immediately before that, counting:
  • All the days you were present in the current year, and
  • 1/3 of the days you were present in the first year before the current year, and
  • 1/6 of the days you were present in the second year before the current year.

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