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lindseymonahan
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Why does Turbotax allow a 19 year old who is not a full-time student be claimed as a dependent on a parent's return?

 
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Hal_Al
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Why does Turbotax allow a 19 year old who is not a full-time student be claimed as a dependent on a parent's return?

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 residence test. Only a QC qualifies a taxpayer for the Earned Income Credit and the Child Tax Credit. They are interrelated but the rules are different for each.

A 19 year old can still be a qualifying relative if his income is under $4050.

Otherwise, you've answered something wrong in the interview.

https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/tax-tips/Family/Rules-for-Claiming-a-Dependent-on-Your-Tax-Ret...


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Hal_Al
Level 15

Why does Turbotax allow a 19 year old who is not a full-time student be claimed as a dependent on a parent's return?

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 residence test. Only a QC qualifies a taxpayer for the Earned Income Credit and the Child Tax Credit. They are interrelated but the rules are different for each.

A 19 year old can still be a qualifying relative if his income is under $4050.

Otherwise, you've answered something wrong in the interview.

https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/tax-tips/Family/Rules-for-Claiming-a-Dependent-on-Your-Tax-Ret...


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