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Who Can I Claim as a Dependent?

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This interview will help you determine who you can claim as a dependent.

Information You'll Need:

  • Marital status, relationship to the dependent, and the amount of support provided
  • Basic income information such as your adjusted gross income
  • If no person supplied more than half of the potential dependent's support, the terms of any multiple support agreement you may have

The tool is designed for use by taxpayers that were U.S. citizens or resident aliens for the entire tax year for which they're inquiring about. If married, the spouse must also have been a U.S. citizen or resident alien for the entire tax year. For information regarding nonresidents or dual-status aliens, please see Publication 519, U.S. Tax Guide for Aliens.


Disclaimer

Conclusions are based on information provided by you in response to the questions you answered. Answers do not constitute written advice in response to a specific written request of the taxpayer within the meaning of section 6404(f) of the Internal Revenue Code.


Estimated Completion Time: 15 minutes; however, after 15 minutes of inactivity, you'll be forced to start over.

Please Note: Using the "Back" button within the ITA tool could cause an application error.

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Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 24-Feb-2017