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mbrackrog
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My son is a full time college student and did have a summer job, can we still claim him since we pay for him?

 
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DeniseF1
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My son is a full time college student and did have a summer job, can we still claim him since we pay for him?

Yes, you can claim him as a dependent as long as you can answer YES to these questions.

  • 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, Being away for school does not affect this. 
  • Do you financially support them? Your child may have a job, but that job cannot provide more than half of her support.( Income amount does not matter)
  • 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.

If she made more than $6,300 then she must file a return. Anything less she is not required but it is a good idea to file a return to get back withholding. Be sure she selects someone else can claim her as a dependent on her return.

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DeniseF1
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My son is a full time college student and did have a summer job, can we still claim him since we pay for him?

Yes, you can claim him as a dependent as long as you can answer YES to these questions.

  • 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, Being away for school does not affect this. 
  • Do you financially support them? Your child may have a job, but that job cannot provide more than half of her support.( Income amount does not matter)
  • 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.

If she made more than $6,300 then she must file a return. Anything less she is not required but it is a good idea to file a return to get back withholding. Be sure she selects someone else can claim her as a dependent on her return.

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