TurboTax FAQ
TurboTax FAQ
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Who can I claim as my dependent?

You can claim someone as your dependent if they meet all of the following:

  • You provided more than half of their support.
  • They made less than $4,000 in gross income.
  • They live with you or they are related to you.
  • They aren’t a dependent on someone else’s taxes.
  • They aren’t doing their taxes with a spouse (married filing jointly).
  • They are a U.S. citizen, resident alien, national, or a Canadian or Mexican resident.

You can’t claim a dependent if you are a dependent on someone else’s taxes.

It's OK if you're still not sure about your dependent situation. We'll ask you all the right questions to figure out all your dependent details. 

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