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 »

Is there an age limit to be a dependent for taxes?

Your child, or a relative who is disabled or earns an annual gross income of less than $3,650, depends upon you for more than half of her support, and lived as a member of your household for the en... Read More »

If I'm a dependent on someone's taxes can I still file my own?

If someone else claims you as a dependent on their tax return, you can still file your own taxes and claim a refund, if you are due one. However, you cannot take a personal exemption on your return... 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 »