Can I claim my child as a dependent if I live with my Mom?

February 18, 2004

Subject:  claiming dependents

From:  Anonymous
Date:  Wed, 07 Jan 2004

I am a 19-year-old college student with a 3-year-old child. I have been providing for my daughter even though I stay with my mother. Can I claim my daughter as a dependent this year since I have been working?

Answer

Date:  Mon, 02 Feb 2004

Hello,

In order to claim your daughter as a dependent, you have to provide more than one-half of her support. It sounds like your mother is doing that.

Good luck!
Mike Gray

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