My son earned more than $4,050. Why can't I claim him as a dependent if I support him?
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noturns
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My son earned more than $4,050. Why can't I claim him as a dependent if I support him?

 
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bluedeb
Level 15

My son earned more than $4,050. Why can't I claim him as a dependent if I support him?

How old is he.
noturns
New Member

My son earned more than $4,050. Why can't I claim him as a dependent if I support him?

My son is 19 and a full time college student
noturns
New Member

My son earned more than $4,050. Why can't I claim him as a dependent if I support him?

Thank you for the answer.   However, Turbo tax sets him as ineligible dependent even though I answered that I provided over half his support.  Is there a way to override it?
VolvoGirl
Level 15

My son earned more than $4,050. Why can't I claim him as a dependent if I support him?

Ineligible for what?  Maybe for something else like the Child Tax Credit.
bluedeb
Level 15

My son earned more than $4,050. Why can't I claim him as a dependent if I support him?

If it is the Child Tax Credit, he does not qualify, a child has to be under 17 at the end of the tax year.
bluedeb
Level 15

My son earned more than $4,050. Why can't I claim him as a dependent if I support him?

If you are still having trouble, trying deleting him as a dependent, then go back and add him.
bluedeb
Level 15

My son earned more than $4,050. Why can't I claim him as a dependent if I support him?

Then you can still be able to claim him as a qualifying child. Go back through his information, make sure you did not say he paid for more than his own support.  Also, put he lived with you all year.

 If he files his own return, he must check the box Someone else can claim (his name) on their tax return, on the screen Do Any of These Apply.

Qualifying Child

To claim an exemption for your child, you must be able to answer "yes" to all of the following questions.

  • Are they related to you? The child can be your son, daughter, stepchild, eligible foster child, brother, sister, half brother, half sister, stepbrother, stepsister, adopted child or an offspring of any of them.
  • Do they meet the age requirement? Your child must be under age 19 or, if a full-time student, under age 24. There is no age limit if your child is permanently and totally disabled.
  • Do they live with you? Your child must live with you for more than half the year, but several exceptions apply.
  • Do you financially support them? Your child may have a job, but that job cannot provide more than half of her support.
  • Are you the only person claiming them? This requirement commonly applies to children of divorced parents. Here you must use the “tie breaker rules,” which are found in IRS Publication 501. These rules establish income, parentage and residency requirements for claiming a child

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Do I need to file my own taxes if I'm a dependent?

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jojobink
New Member

My son earned more than $4,050. Why can't I claim him as a dependent if I support him?

The IRS.gov says child under 19. Why does software say under 17?

VolvoGirl
Level 15

My son earned more than $4,050. Why can't I claim him as a dependent if I support him?

The age is for 2 different things.  

 

To claim a dependent they have to be under 19 or under 24 and a full time student.

 

To get the Child Tax Credit they have to be under 17 on December 31. See pub 972 page 3 Qualifying Child  (it's for 2018)

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p972.pdf 

 

jojobink
New Member

My son earned more than $4,050. Why can't I claim him as a dependent if I support him?

what if she made $8900 and is 17? Can I still claim her as a dependent if I supported over 50%

VolvoGirl
Level 15

My son earned more than $4,050. Why can't I claim him as a dependent if I support him?

Yes.  You can claim her no matter how much she made if she is under 19 (or under 24 and a full time student).  You just don't get the Child Tax Credit for her if she turned 17 in 2019.

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