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sethan
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My son is 25, he lives in Germany and was a student in Germany for part of 2020. He does not work. Can I claim him?

 
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DanaB27
Expert Alumni

My son is 25, he lives in Germany and was a student in Germany for part of 2020. He does not work. Can I claim him?

Yes, you might be able to claim him as a qualifying relative if he meets these requirements:

  • Have been a U.S. citizen or resident, or a resident of Canada or Mexico for at least part of the year
  • Received less than $4,300 gross income (except nontaxable Social Security benefits) in 2020
  • Received more than 50% of their support from you 
  • Not be claimed as a dependent by another taxpayer
  • Not file a joint return with another taxpayer

Please see What is the $500 Credit for Other Dependents (“Family Tax Credit”)? for additional information.

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sethan
Returning Member

My son is 25, he lives in Germany and was a student in Germany for part of 2020. He does not work. Can I claim him?

Would he have to have been living in the U.S. at least part of the year? He lived in Germany the entire year except for a one week visit home.

ToddL99
Expert Alumni

My son is 25, he lives in Germany and was a student in Germany for part of 2020. He does not work. Can I claim him?

[EDITED 7 Feb 21, 2:23:00 PM, PST]  Previous response deleted.

 

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