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what is the maximum number of dependents that I can ...

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what is the maximum
number of dependents that I can claim on my tax return?
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Ed Johnson replied 11 years ago.
The maximum number of dependes is 10, by law for the W4 form. However, there is no limit for how many you can claim at tax time.   By the way, employers are considered agents of the IRS and can only pay and deduct taxes from salary based on 10 dependents.