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My daughter turned 27 in December,she was a full time student through August.She got married in September.She filed her return as Married filing seperate so we could keep her as a dependent for the education credit.She only earned 2700 for 2011.Can we kee?

Mar 04, 2012 by Bob from Aurora, CO in  |  Flag
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Jim Blankenship Level 17

Bob, it's not clear what your question is. It' looks like you were cut off in mid-sentence. Can you provide more information or restate your questions?

jb

2 Comments   |  Flag   |  Mar 06, 2012 from New Berlin, IL
victoria

hi

Flag |  Jul 11, 2012 near Roma, Laz
Colin

Bob, I'd re-state your question...use the 1st box to post a short version of your question and the 2nd box for all the necessary details.

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I think Bob is asking if he can keep claiming his daughter as a dependent even though she is married and not living with them. This is a better question for a CPA, but I believe the guideline for an adult being a dependent is that you need to be providing more than 1/2 of the individuals financial support for the year. If her husband is working full time, paying for rent and food - it is hard to see how the IRS would allow you to classify your daughter as a dependent even if you file separately. Still, I will defer to any CPA on the site for a final verdict on this one.

2 Comments   |  Flag   |  Jan 31, 2014 from Bridgewater, NJ
Colin

James, I'm a CPA and you're spot on. I doubt Bob will meet the 50% support rule if she isn't living at home (hard to tell because Bob didn't use the other box to fill in the question with more details). If her husband is working, married filing separate hurts him on his return beyond any benefit Bob could receive for keeping her on his taxes. I seriously doubt Bob will meet the 50% rule and would probably be best if his daughter files an amended return with her husband as married filing joint.

Flag |  Jan 31, 2014 near Oak Creek, WI
James D. Kinney, CFP®

Thanks for the input. Of course, I knew I was speculating a bit on where the question was leading. I would add that reviewing his situation with a tax advisor (CPA) might be worthwhile.

Flag |  Jan 31, 2014 near Bridgewater, NJ

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