Tag Archives: Daughter

Qualifying Daughter

Today TaxMama hears from Laura in the TaxQuips Forum, with these two common issues.  “(1) My daughter turned 24 in December of 2009.  During the entire 12 months of 2009 she attended school full-time; did not work; earned 0 income; and will not be filing a tax return. She lived at home and we provided […]

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?”

Daughter Heads House

Today TaxMama hears from Sherri, who needs to know. “My daughter is 17. She has worked all year since I was hurt on the job and haven’t been able to work. Can she claim head of household? She helped out with the bills when I was hurt. I don’t want her to get in trouble; […]

Investment, Inheritance or?

Today TaxMama hears from Tony with this story, “My friend’s mother recently sold her father’s home (he is elderly). He gave her power of attorney to sign off on everything, and she kept the proceeds of the sale.* Would this house be considered inherited property, invested property, or anything else for my friend’s mother?”

Grandson Proof

Today TaxMama hears Rozey’s tale of woe, “In May of 2003, my married daughter with a 4 year old son left her husband and moved in with me. During the entire year and a half she lived here with her child, she was lucky if her husband sent a total of $200 for their support […]

Daughter’s Security

Today Steve in Appleton, WI has a question. “My wife passed away in last year. My daughter, age 16, qualified for social security benefits of $621 a month. The check comes to me, as her father. I use it to help us make ends meet. I also save some money towards her college education. Is […]

Whose Child is This?

Today Christine from Sylvester, GA is being threatened by her ex-husband. “My daughter wanted to spend a year with her father, so I agreed she could go. In our divorce, I have full custody and he has visitation with child support (1993). She was not happy there and came back home at the end of […]