The Daily Deduction

Who Can I Claim as a Dependent?

2-20-14_shouldersThe IRS says that a dependent is someone who is supported by another for tax purposes. Examples include:

- Qualifying child - under the age of 18, or under the age of 24 and a full-time student (full-time status is determined by the individual institution)
- Qualifying child - earns less than $3,800/year, and you provided more than half of their support
- Spouse - physically or mentally incapable of self-care, and lives with you more than half the year
- Parent - earns less than $3,800/year, and you provided more than half of their support
 
Posted To: The Daily Deduction By: Lauryn on 2/19/2014 10:16:50 AM
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