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my 24 y/o daughter+ kids moved back in and i have supported for more than half of the year. can i claim my daughter as a dependent?

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  • 2 months ago

    No. There are no more dependent exemptions - they were eliminated and you got a bigger standard deduction.

    Read IRS Publication 501 to see if her kids meet the test for being your qualified relative. If they do and they were under 17 at the end of 2019, you may be able to claim the Child Tax Credit.

    • Coffee Drinker
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      2 months agoReport

      You still claim dependents, you just don't get an exemption, but every dependent gets you a credit - which you claim by claiming the dependent. so your answer is very misleading.

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  • 3 months ago

    How much did she make for the year?  If over about $4000, no, you cannot claim her and by extension cannot claim the kids since she can.

    • NA
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      2 months agoReport

      If daughter makes, say, $20k and dad makes $20,001, he is eligible to claim grandkids if mother doesn't.  As shown in IRS publication 501. 

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  • 3 months ago

    Maybe. It depends on how much income she had before moving back.

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  • 3 months ago

    Per IRS pub 501, your descendants don't have to live with you the whole year.  Your daughter, however, cannot have an income greater than $4200.

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  • NA
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    3 months ago

    See IRS publication 501. For your daughter, the rules are tough.

    Among other rules, her income has to be less than $4200 and you have to have provided more than half of her support for the entire year, not just when she lived with you.  If you sent her lots of money, maybe.

    Unless she was a student, all you would qualify for is a $500 credit.

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  • 3 months ago

    Yes, but make sure she agrees to it / won't claim herself on her taxes..

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  • 3 months ago

    Probably not. To claim someone who is 24 or older, you usually need them to live with you all year, not just more than half.

    However, if she can't claim her kids, then you might be able to claim them, because they are your grandchildren and under 19 and lived with you over half the year.

    • NA
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      2 months agoReport

      The daughter can choose not to claim children, even if eligible to.  If granddad's income is higher, he can.

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  • 3 months ago

    Only if she is classified as unable to work.

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