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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?

https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/3302185

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.

lisarey1234
New Member

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

My son earned more than $4,300. Why can't I claim him as a dependent if I supported him the whole year?

VolvoGirl
Level 15

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

Was he a full time student?  Sorry if he is over18 and not a full time student you can't claim anyone if they made 4,300 or more.  

 

Who can you claim
https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credits-and-deductions/help/who-can-i-claim-as-my-dependent/01/267...


See IRS Pub 501 starting on page 10 bottom Dependents and Worksheet 2 page 15 for determining support,
https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p501.pdf

 

Critter-3
Level 15

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

WHO CAN I CLAIM AS A DEPENDENT?

 

You can claim a child, relative, friend, fiance (etc.) as a dependent on your 2021 taxes as long as they meet the following requirements:

Qualifying child

•They are related to you.

•They cannot be claimed as a dependent by someone else.

•They are a U.S. citizen, resident alien, national, or a Canadian or   Mexican resident.

•They are not filing a joint return with their spouse.

•They are under the age of 19 (or 24 for full-time students).

    • No age limit for permanently and totally disabled children
  •       They live with you for more than half the year (exceptions apply).

Qualifying relative

•They don't have to be related to you (despite the name).

•They cannot be claimed as a dependent by someone else.

•They are a U.S. citizen, resident alien, national, or a Canadian or Mexican resident.

•They are not filing a joint return with their spouse.

•They lived with you the entire year.

•They made less than $4300  (not counting Social Security)

•You provided more than half of their financial support. More info

When you add someone as a dependent, we'll ask a series of questions to make sure you can claim them.

Related Information:

Does a dependent have to live with me?

What does "financially support another person" mean?

Can I claim a newborn baby?

 

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