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debbiepowell-1
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My son just turned 19 before he graduated high school in 2017. he then joined the marines in sept of 2017. can I still claim him as a dependant?

my son was 19 when he graduated high school in 2017, lived with my husband and I for 9 months, then joined the marines in sept of 2017.  can I claim him as a dependent or should I let him claim himself on his taxes?  he made appx $3000.00 last year while in the marines.

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CherylW
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My son just turned 19 before he graduated high school in 2017. he then joined the marines in sept of 2017. can I still claim him as a dependant?

In this specific case, your son is too old to be your Qualifying Child.

However

because his income was under $4,050 and you provided more than half of his support for the year, he is your Qualifying Relative and can be claimed as your dependent on your tax return.

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CherylW
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My son just turned 19 before he graduated high school in 2017. he then joined the marines in sept of 2017. can I still claim him as a dependant?

In this specific case, your son is too old to be your Qualifying Child.

However

because his income was under $4,050 and you provided more than half of his support for the year, he is your Qualifying Relative and can be claimed as your dependent on your tax return.

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