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Ask A CPA - Dependents & Exemptions

1. Can I claim a child tax credit for my grandchild that lives with me that I claim as a dependent ?

2. Can I claim as a dependent my married son on my tax return?

3. Can I claim my 18 year old son as a dependent who lives with me and earns $10,000 in wages ?

4. Can I claim my child as a dependent if she or he was born in a foreign country ?

5. Can I claim my daughter who is in college as a dependent on my tax return who lives with me, is 20 years of age and earns $4,000 ?

6. Can I claim my daughter who is in college as a dependent who earns $8,000 in wages ?

7. Can I claim my mother ,who lived with me and passed away in February as an exemption ?

8. Can I claim my son who is not in college as a dependent on my tax return who lives with me and is 20 years of age and earns $4,000?

9. Claim your parent - lives with you as a dependent and receiving social security

10. Claiming children living with ex-spouse

11. Form 8332 - Noncustodial parent claim of children of ex-spouse

12. How do I get a Social Security number for my non-resident alien dependent ?

13. My daughter turned 19 in December, Can I use her for the child tax credit calculation ?

14. My son is 23 , lives with me and goes to college at night . During the day he has a full time job and earns $200 a week . Can I claim him as a dependent ?

15. What are the Uniform Transfer to Minors and Gift to Minors accounts ?

16. What is the amount of the Personal Exemption allowed ?

17. What is the amount of the Personal exemption Phase out for year 2013?

18. When can a child decide which parent he or she will live with?

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