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My 21-year old daughter moved back in with me this past summer

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My 21-year old daughter moved back in with me this past summer and started College full-time. I was then able to put her on my insurance, etc. Do I claim her as a dependent? Should she file herself? She made under $20,000 and I made about $50,000. If I claim her, do I report her wages?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  TaxMomNJ replied 8 years ago.

Tyson,


If your daughter was a full-time student for at least 5 months and lived with you for at least half the year, AND you provided at least 50% of her support, you may claim her as a dependent.

She should also file her own taxes. If you claim her as a dependent, you will take her exemption. When she files her own taxes, she will mark on her taxes that she was claimed as a dependent. You do not have the option to report her wages. She must report her own.

 

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