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can i claim my 30 year old daughter on my taxes as a ...

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can i claim my 30 year old daughter on my taxes as a dependent and get money back for her? she lives with me, and has not worked in 2 years.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Guru_Guy replied 8 years ago.

Because of her age, you cannot claim her as a dependent child unless she is totally and permanently disabled.

However, even if not disabled, you may be able to claim her as a qualifying relative dependent. If you provide more than 1/2 of her support and she made less than $3400 for the year, you may have a claim.

Take a look at page 16 of these instructions for the complete details:

I hope this helps!


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