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Tax question. My step-daughter is 31 years old. She lived

Tax question. My step-daughter...
Tax question. My step-daughter is 31 years old. She lived with us 8 months during 2008 (and continues to live with us). She did not work during 2008. Can I claim her?
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Merlo
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Hello Three Ozero,

Your step daughter would qualify as a dependent under the Qualifying Relative rules if you can satisfy all of the following:

1. She did not have income of her own of more than $3,500 for the year
2. She is not married filing a joint return with her spouse
3. She must be a US citizen, or a resident of the US, Canada or Mexico
4. She must not be the qualifying child of another taxpayer.

If all of the above apply, then you may claim her as a dependent.

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