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Our daughter is 24 years old during 2016. She is in medical school. The students loan are in her name. Her W-2 wages are $4212.50. Can we claim her?

 
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Hal_Al
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Our daughter is 24 years old during 2016. She is in medical school. The students loan are in her name. Her W-2 wages are $4212.50. Can we claim her?

No. Her income alone (>$4050) disqualifies her. You also probably do not meet the support test, since her loan money counts as support not provided by you.

There are two types of dependents, "Qualifying Children"(QC) and standard ("Qualifying Relative" in IRS parlance even though they don't have to actually be related). There is no income limit for a QC but there is an age limit, a relationship test and a residence test. Only a QC qualifies the taxpayer for the Earned Income Credit. At 24, she is too old to be a QC.

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Hal_Al
Level 15

Our daughter is 24 years old during 2016. She is in medical school. The students loan are in her name. Her W-2 wages are $4212.50. Can we claim her?

No. Her income alone (>$4050) disqualifies her. You also probably do not meet the support test, since her loan money counts as support not provided by you.

There are two types of dependents, "Qualifying Children"(QC) and standard ("Qualifying Relative" in IRS parlance even though they don't have to actually be related). There is no income limit for a QC but there is an age limit, a relationship test and a residence test. Only a QC qualifies the taxpayer for the Earned Income Credit. At 24, she is too old to be a QC.

Our daughter is 24 years old during 2016. She is in medical school. The students loan are in her name. Her W-2 wages are $4212.50. Can we claim her?

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