Your daughter may be your dependent IF she was a full time student for some part of 5 months of the tax year and she does not qualify as a dependent on another tax return and is unmarried.
You must have paid more than 50% of her total support for the year. Support can include her repair shop fees.
IRS has a dependency support worksheet at www.irs.gov to determine if you paid more than 50% of her total support.
Her income does not matter if you paid more than 50% of her total support and she is under 19 (or age 19-24 and a full time student for some part of 5 months of the tax year). Her income is considered when using the worksheet as well as any amounts furnished by you.
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her father paid $100 a week child support unil she graduated from HS in June 2010. does this dollar amount mean anything in all of this? ( our divorce documents I claim Caitlin, whom we are chatting about, and he claimed my oldest daughter, at the time he was able to)
child support paid to you by him is considered to be support furnished by you
so i include that in my 50% of total support?
yes as amount you furnished for Caitlins support
ok. i think i understand. she is coming over tonight to give me the 2 suggestions (??) and says she hopes i agree so she doesnt have to file papers? what if i dont agree with whatever she is going to say? should i just let her file papers? will that put me in a bad situation legally or is it just something that is filed and determined legally?
You both should go over the support worksheet. If she qualifies as your dependent, she may not claim herself even if you decide not to do so.
ok. i am looking for the worksheet in the link you provided but cannot locate it. i am sorry, can you guide me where to locate it exactly? sorry.
I suggest that each of you compute your return as is legal. Compare the differences (you need not see the information, but just share the results.
Give me just a minute to find the correct page of Pub 17 for you.
Go to page 33 of Pub 17 at www.irs.gov for the worksheet
Each of you should complete one to disable the dispute
i am still unable to locate the form.
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