June 1, 2019 10:06 AM
last updated June 01, 2019 10:06 AM
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?
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.