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I am retired and have a 20 year old daughters who lives full time with me and has no job. Im I able to claim her as a dependent since I have provided and paid for everything for my daughter in the year 2017?

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Am I able to claim a 20 year old daughter that have paid 100 percent of her support in the year 2017, She does not work but lives at my home.

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Tax Professional: Lev, Tax Advisor replied 10 months ago
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In short - yes - you may claim your daughter as a dependent - based on information you provided

AND - because she is living with you - you are eligible to use HOH - head of household filing status based on that dependent.

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Tax Professional: Lev, Tax Advisor replied 10 months ago

While your daughter is not your Qualifying Child she still is your Qualifying Relative under the Rules for Claiming an Exemption for a Dependent.

Tests To Be a Qualifying Relative

See page 12 in following publication

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p501.pdf

1. The person can't be your qualifying child or the qualifying child of any other taxpayer.
2. The person either (a) must be related to you in one of the ways listed under Relatives who don't have to live with you, or (b) must live with you all year as a member of your household (and your relationship must not violate local law).
3. The person's gross income for the year must be less than $4,050.
4. You must provide more than half of the person's total support for the year

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