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jmells00
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Will my daughter get any more back in taxes if she claims herself or if I claim her she is 19 and lives on her own

She is not a full-time student and made less than $5,000 last year
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Will my daughter get any more back in taxes if she claims herself or if I claim her she is 19 and lives on her own

If you are eligible to claim your daughter, she cannot claim herself.

If no one is eligible to claim her, she should claim herself-her own exemption.

See Rules For Claiming Dependents

However, if her entire income in 2016 was W-2 wages, she will have no taxable income, and thus her $4,050 exemption will be of no benefit.

Then again, she may elect to file her own return to obtain a refund of her withholding(s).

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Marketstar
Level 7

Will my daughter get any more back in taxes if she claims herself or if I claim her she is 19 and lives on her own

If you are eligible to claim your daughter, she cannot claim herself.

If no one is eligible to claim her, she should claim herself-her own exemption.

See Rules For Claiming Dependents

However, if her entire income in 2016 was W-2 wages, she will have no taxable income, and thus her $4,050 exemption will be of no benefit.

Then again, she may elect to file her own return to obtain a refund of her withholding(s).

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