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carl850
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TurboTax lets me classify my 24 year old as a dependent. Why?

Answering the questions by TurboTax for tax year 2019: my son was 24 at the end of the year, was a full time student, earned less than $1000, was not disabled. I thought he'd be too old to be claimed a dependent, but TurboTax is letting me classify him as so. The 1040 instructions suggest that I can't do this. We do pay for over half his living expenses and he lives with us. Did the tax rules change recently?

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VolvoGirl
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TurboTax lets me classify my 24 year old as a dependent. Why?

You can claim him as a other qualifying dependent since he made less than $4,200.

 

Who can I claim as a dependent?

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credits-and-deductions/help/who-can-i-claim-as-my-dependent/00/267...

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VolvoGirl
Level 15

TurboTax lets me classify my 24 year old as a dependent. Why?

You can claim him as a other qualifying dependent since he made less than $4,200.

 

Who can I claim as a dependent?

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credits-and-deductions/help/who-can-i-claim-as-my-dependent/00/267...

carl850
New Member

TurboTax lets me classify my 24 year old as a dependent. Why?

Thanks. The key is 'Other'. Per your link 'Qualifying relative'. I was getting hung up on 'Qualifying Child' requirements.

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