Is There an Age Limit in Claiming a Child as Dependent?

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Is There an Age Limit in Claiming a Child as Dependent?

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And here’s a question I’m asked probably weekly. Is there an age limit in claiming my child as a dependent? And the answer is no. What it comes down to is, it’s going to be a dependent, which a true dependent in my opinion, is 17 or under where you get $2,000. The other one is considered a family deduction, and it’s $500 if they’re over the age, well, 17 and older. So at that point, they’re becoming more independent and therefore maybe they don’t need 100% support. But then there’s a support test. So you need to make sure you’re tracking some of the information but if they’re in college, most likely, they’re still you’re dependent.

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