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can i put my 18 year old on my taxes as a dependent

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my 18 year old stills...
my 18 year old stills lives home and i support him?
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Yes, you can claim your child as your dependent as long as certain requirements are met such as the child lived with you for more than half of the year, the child did not provide more than half of his or her own support for the year, and if the child meets the rules to be a qualifying child of another person, you are the person entitled to claim the child. Other requirements that also must be met are listed in Publication 501. See page 10 for an overview - http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p501.pdf

 

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