Our 20 year old son was a full time student through May 2011. We live in Michigan and he went to school in Iowa. He came home in May after classes ended for the summer. Two weeks after he got home he was in a very bad automobile accident and had neuro psch problems. The neuroligist said it would not be wise to send him back to school for atleast a year. while waiting for further neuro testing he shot himself. We got guardianship over him for two months at that time, until we felt there was a plan in place and he was seeing doctors. He turned 20 in September 2011. he has worked a little in the last 3 and half months of the year. His total earnings was $8202.00. We have always claimed him on our income tax, the question is can we still claim him for tax year 2011. We also took out a parent pluys loan to pay for the majority of his tuiton. In addition to all spending money, car payments, car insurance, health insurance, cell phone bill, we paid for him.
State/Country relating to question: Michigan
Yes you can claim him since you provided support for more than half of the year and he was a full time student for one semester during the year.
Completed Fed Income Tax in law school, 10 years preparing personally tax returns