Tag Archives: Claim

New College Student

Today TaxMama hears from Vera in the Tax Quips Forum with a question that affects many families. “I am a single parent claiming HOH. My son went off to college for September 1st, 2011. Until then he lived here with me, worked and also attended college here. We always filed separately with me being HOH. […]

Claiming my Parents

Today TaxMama hears from April in California, who’s done some research. “I’d like to include my parents as qualifying dependents on my 2009 personal tax return (single). My father has been out of luck in the job market since late 2008, and has been collecting unemployment insurance. Their interest income plus unemployment would be over […]

Graduation Penalty

Today TaxMama hears from Robert in Texas, who’s proud of his daughter, but… “My daughter will be 24 in Nov of this year. She just graduated from college this month but will be living with me until Sept 1. Will I still be able to claim her as a dependent on this year’s tax return?”

EIC Dilemma

Today KC in AZ is worried “My ex and I have joint custody of our son. He’s with each of us the same amount of time (every other week), and we alternate claiming him on taxes each year. This year I am claiming him (my first time) and may qualify for EIC w/ qualifying child. […]