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RD, Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
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Can I claim my 28 year old son as a dependent He has been

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Can I claim my 28 year old son as a dependent ? He has been living with me and out of work for a year. We have paid for clothes,food ,insurance,ect.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  RD replied 5 years ago.

RD :

Does he have any income?



RD :

If he does not have any income and you provided for more than half of his support than you can claim him as your dependnet


thanks, XXXXX XXXXX have to fill out a special form?

RD :

To be claimed as a qualifying relative, the person must meet five criteria:
Gross Income – The dependent earns less than $3,650 in income during the year,
Total Support – You provide more than half of the dependent's total support during the year,
Relationship – You are related to the dependent in certain ways,

To meet the relationship test, the dependent must either

  • be related to the taxpayer is one of the following ways, or

  • live with the taxpayer for an entire year, and the relationship must not violate local laws

Joint Return – If the dependent is married, the dependent cannot file a joint return with his or her spouse.

Citizenship – The dependent must be a citizen or resident alien of the United States, Canada, or Mexico.

RD :

No, you do not have to file any separate forms for the same