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My 23 year old son graduated in March from college and will

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My 23 year old son graduated in March from college and will be living with me for 12 months this year and I will be paying for more than half of his support. I am divorced. Can I claim him as a dependent and file head of house hold this year? He will be making more than $4,900 and will file a tax return this year.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Robin D. replied 1 year ago.
Hello,Your son would meet the age requirement but to be considered a full-time student, he must be enrolled for the number of hours or courses the school considers to be full time and must be a student for at least five months during the year. He did not meet the 5 month requirement.That would make him a possible dependent under Relative. Under Qualifying relative he would need to make less than the personal exemption amount. The personal exemption for 2015 is $4,000.Unfortunately, no, he is not a dependent for 2015 based on the information you supplied.
Expert:  Robin D. replied 1 year ago.
You did not respond after you read the response. Please advise if you need clarification.

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