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i have a 23 year old son who has a 18 month iq. he live with

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i have a 23 year old son who has a 18 month iq. he live with us 24/7 can we claim him as a dependent on our federal taxes?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Merlo replied 6 years ago.

Are you asking if you can claim your son or your grandson?

 

Where is the grandson's mother?

 

How much income did your son have last year?

 

 

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
and he get ssi from southbend indiana usa around 600 a month
Expert:  Merlo replied 6 years ago.

rolly,

 

Can you please answer the other questions that I asked?

 

 

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
well the grandmother lives out of state but my wife and i are taking care of him he gets about 7200 a year
Expert:  Merlo replied 6 years ago.

Rolly,

 

I asked about the baby's mother. Where is the baby's mother?

 

On the income that your son receives, is ALL of it from SSI? Did he have any other earned income at all for the year from a job?

 

 

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
she live with me. she cannot work because of taking care of him all day and night. he has no other job because he is in a wheel chair and cannot speak.just like a 18 month old chiled
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
she live with me. she cannot work because of taking care of him all day and night. he has no other job because he is in a wheel chair and cannot speak.just like a 18 month old chiled no earned income at all
Expert:  Merlo replied 6 years ago.

Hello again rolly,

 

Thank you for the clarification. I think I understand your situation now.

 

If your son is totally disabled, which sounds to be the case, then you can claim him as a dependent regardless of his age.

 

If this was helpful please press the Accept button.

 

Thank you rolly and let me know if you have more questions.

 

 

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