What is the definition of a dependent for taxes?

Answer For tax purposes, a dependent is a person other than the taxpayer or spouse who entitles the taxpayer to claim a dependency exemption. This exemption decreases the taxpayer's income that is subject... Read More »

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What Is a Dependent for Taxes?

Income taxes can be very complex. However, much of what makes the tax code seem so complicated is that in order to prevent ambiguity and unintended uses of tax laws, the Internal Revenue Service (I... Read More »

What is considered as a qualified dependent on taxes?

Qualified dependents depend on how long the person lives in your house and how much you provide for them, according to TurboTax. Children are dependents if they are under 19 (24 if a student) and l... Read More »

What is the minimum dependent age to claim income taxes?

You can claim a child as a dependent starting with the year he was born. There is no minimum age. However if the child earns money to file his own return and claims himself as a dependent, you cann... Read More »

Who qualifies as a dependent on taxes?

You can claim as a dependent any child, stepchild, adopted or foster child, a sibling or half-sibling, or any descendant of any of those who has lived with you for at least half of the year. You mu... Read More »