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I have 2 daughters living with me, they both have 2 children.

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I have 2 daughters living with me, they both have 2 children. One is receiving unemployment, the other is not. They are both getting medicaL assistance for their children. Can I claim them? Neither of them are gretting any child support.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Jacy replied 5 years ago.



Are either of your daughters married? If they are under 24, are either of them full time students? How long did they all live with you in 2010? How much income does each daughter have?


Thank you,



Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Neither are married, both are over24. Bothv are unemployed. One has lived here all year, the other has lived here for 9 months.
Expert:  Jacy replied 5 years ago.



OK. First, to qualify as your dependent, you must provide more than half of their support and they cannot had more than $3,650 of gross income during the year.


The daughter that collects unemployment will not be your dependent unless she collects less than the $3,650. Her children may be claimed as her dependents or yours, but you daugther has priority, meaning it is her choice.


You daughter without income may be claimed as your dependent as well as her children.


Thank you for your question. Please Reply if I can help you further.



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