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ryans0780
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My son is 38 years old, lived with me, made roughly $2,000 last year, can he be claimed as a dependent? Can I still claim him if he filed his own taxes? or do I file him?

My son is 38 years old, lived with me, made roughly $2,000 last year, can he be claimed as a dependent? Can I still claim him if he filed his own taxes? or do I file for him? Since we supported a lot for him we should be able to claim him, right?


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JulieR
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My son is 38 years old, lived with me, made roughly $2,000 last year, can he be claimed as a dependent? Can I still claim him if he filed his own taxes? or do I file him?

Yes.  Based on your description it sounds like he qualifies as your dependent.  Below is helpful information about who qualifies as a dependent. https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/5187060
ryans0780
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My son is 38 years old, lived with me, made roughly $2,000 last year, can he be claimed as a dependent? Can I still claim him if he filed his own taxes? or do I file him?

Even though he filed his own taxes already?
JulieR
New Member

My son is 38 years old, lived with me, made roughly $2,000 last year, can he be claimed as a dependent? Can I still claim him if he filed his own taxes? or do I file him?

If your son filed already and did not indicate that he qualifies as your dependent, you will not be able to claim him on an e-filed return.  Instead you will need to print your return and file it by mail.  You son will need to amend his return in order to "un-claim" himself.  When IRS receives your return, they will send you both a letter and may request additional information.  The other way around this is to wait until your son's amended return is fully processed (it can take up to 6 weeks), then file your return (still by mail).  If you choose this option, you should file an extension for your own return.
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