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Can a parent claim an 18 year old child who has not been living

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Can a parent claim an 18 year old child who has not been living at home since June of 2010. They are 18 years old and and have been supporting themselves? This 18 year old has her own apartment pays her own bills. Her father claimed her on taxes without even asking her. Is that legal ?
Submitted: 5 years ago via Cornell Legal Info Institute.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Richard replied 5 years ago.

Good afternoon. No, because the 18 year old doesn't live at home and the father doesn't provide more than 1/2 of the 18-year old's support.



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