Just who can you claim as a dependent on your taxes?

Taxes: Dependents

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Claim My Son as a Dependent if He Filed Taxes?


Even though you are allowed to claim your son as a dependent on your tax return, he may have been required to file his own return in order to receive a refund of taxes he paid on that part-time job he worked while going to school.

Child-Related Tax Breaks Growth Chart


Just how old Janie and Jimmy are affects tax benefits that parents can claim. This tax growth chart can help you trace the tax breaks that depend on a child's age.

Claim My 19-Year-Old Qualifying Dependent?


Your son is considered a qualifying dependent. He is 19 and goes to college. He earned about $1,800 this summer, and he receives scholarship money. Can you still claim him as a dependent?

Properly Defined Dependents Can Pay Off


Determining who can be claimed as a dependent is not always a clear-cut exercise. Dependent claims aren't limited to children. An adult relative could qualify as a taxpayer's dependent as long as he or she meets certain Internal Revenue Service conditions.

Tax Help in Caring for an Aging Parent


Millions of adult children find themselves looking after aging parents. Tax laws offer some help, as long as you and your folks meet the criteria.

IRS Suspicious of Dependency Exemptions


Guidelines for determining if you can claim a dependent as well as what proof you will need for the IRS.

Is 19-Year-Old Still a Dependent?


Find out how to determine if your adult child can be claimed as a dependent.

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Can I Claim 24-year-old Son as Dependent?


Is he a student? Does he work? Use these guidelines to determine if he is a qualifying child or at least a qualifying relative.

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