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kellyc25
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My son is a full time student. How can I not claim him as a dependent

My son is still in high school and hasn't even worked part-time until recently.  According to my tax return, I'm not able to claim him.
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xmasbaby0
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My son is a full time student. How can I not claim him as a dependent

Are you confusing losing the child tax credit because he is 17 with not being able to claim him as a dependent?  If your son turned 17 at any time in 2016, you do not get the CTC, but you can still claim him as your dependent.  As for his part-time job, he can file his own tax return, but must say on it that he can be claimed as a dependent on someone else's return.

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