Is he a full time student? If yes, than you can claim him as your dependent.
In general, to be a taxpayer's qualifying child, a person must satisfy four tests:
I read that just because he lives here that doesnt consitute support. I thought if he made over 3650 I couldnt have him as a dependant. Yes he is a full time student. If he made almost as much as me I could still do it? Just asking . I dont expect that to happen
Income test of $3650 applies if you claim him as your qualifying relative. Since you are claiming him as your qualifying child- as long as he is under age 24 and full time student- you can claim him as your dependent provided he does not provide for more than 50% of his own support.
He will file his own tax return reporting his W-2 income and marking on his return that he has been claimed dependent on someone else's tax return. You will not include these on your tax return.
You can claim education credit for qualified education expenses paid and reported on Form 1098t.
The point here is not if you provide for more than 50% of his support but whether he provides for more than 50% of his own support.
Yes, that can be part of the support provided.
You can find more information on support test at the link below
Thanks for your help, I think I did the taxes right. I figured out that he didnt pay more than half of his support.. Took me some time to figure out everything. I made it harder than it actually was lol. Thanks