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We have an daughter (turned 18 2/2017) who we have been

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We have an daughter (turned 18 2/2017) who we have been claiming, she is a full time college student. I know we lose the $1000 for her since she was 18. She had a job in 2017 gross $4717 and Fed WH $104. She needs to file 2017 for a refund, but do we get to claim her at all as dependent since she still lives at home? Does she claim herself or 0??

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Hi. My name’s Lane …

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Yes, you can still take the dependency deduction. She just needs to check the box on HER return that she can be taken as a dependent by another.

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See this from IRS:

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In general, to be a taxpayer’s qualifying child, a person must satisfy four tests:

  • Relationship — the taxpayer’s child or stepchild (whether by blood or adoption), foster child, sibling or stepsibling, or a descendant of one of these.
  • Residence — has the same principal residence as the taxpayer for more than half the tax year. Exceptions apply, in certain cases, for children of divorced or separated parents, kidnapped children, temporary absences, and for children who were born or died during the year.
  • Age — must be under the age of 19 at the end of the tax year, or under the age of 24 if a full-time student for at least five months of the year, or be permanently and totally disabled at any time during the year.
  • Support — did not provide more than one-half of his/her own support for the year.
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So, because she meets the age test (under the age of 19 at the end of the tax year, or under the age of 24 if a full-time student) as long as she meets the other tests, you can still take the dependency exemption.

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Relationship (meets this one)

Residence (meets this one, even if she is at school, she's still considered as living with you)

Age (meets this one)

Support (based on what you said about the income she earned, you meet this one as well)

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Lane -- where do I report a 1099- Q for monies received from a 529 for schooling
You may not have to report at all
If the $ were all used for qualified education expenses, there’s no reporting... just keep for your records
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