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Icceytiger
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Topeka,KS
Member since Aug 2010
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income tax question

My bro is a full time college student who lives with me and I pay all bills and such ( he is 22 ) could I claim him as a dependent on my income tax? He dosnet work ( my choice ) and has lived with me since febuary? Thanks in advance


BelleTigre11
Member since May 2011
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re: income tax question
No one else can be claiming him. And are you paying for more than half of his stuff? Tuition, food/groceries, gas, etc?


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Jcorye1
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re: income tax question
LINK

Only issues you might have are the full year of residence. Did he gross over 3900?

Assuming he's your brother from the same parent, it shouldn't matter if he was living with you for an entire year.
This post was edited on 12/8 at 11:49 am


Gmorgan4982
Member since May 2005
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re: income tax question
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Did he gross over 3900?
If it's his brother and he lived with him for more than half the year and supported him over 50%, it doesn't matter how much the brother made.


Jcorye1
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re: income tax question
I could be reading it wrong, but it says a qualifying family member must pass all 4 of the tests, and one of those tests is the Gross Income Test.


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Volvagia
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re: income tax question
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If it's his brother and he lived with him for more than half the year and supported him over 50%, it doesn't matter how much the brother made.


This is incorrect.


Jcorye1
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re: income tax question
Everyone always cares about income taxes, not excise


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Gmorgan4982
Member since May 2005
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re: income tax question
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This is incorrect.
How is it incorrect? He passes all 5 tests to be a QC. 1. It's his brother, 2. under age 24 and full-time student, 3. lived with him for over half the year, 4. brother did not provide over half his own support, and 5. brother is not filing a joint return.

I guess he would fail the age test if his brother was older than he was.
This post was edited on 12/8 at 8:06 pm


Volvagia
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Baton Rouge
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re: income tax question
The statement that it doesn't matter how much they make is incorrect.

More than 3900 income by the brother means he can't be claimed.


Gmorgan4982
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re: income tax question
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More than 3900 income by the brother means he can't be claimed.
He can still be claimed as a qualifying child as long as he doesn't support himself over 50%. As far as the QC test goes, the $3900 threshold does not apply.

ETA: LINK
This post was edited on 12/8 at 9:10 pm


Volvagia
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Baton Rouge
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re: income tax question
I stand corrected. Was taking the child part of QC literally, as in your child.

This post was edited on 12/8 at 10:15 pm


Gmorgan4982
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101746 posts

re: income tax question
Yeah. We all know the IRS wouldn't make anything confusing.


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