Today TaxMama® hears from Morri in the TaxQuips Forum with a rare question. “My son became emancipated in September. He has had his full time job since he graduated in June. He still lives with his mother and I paid my support until he became emancipated. Since I paid my support until this time and it is my year to claim him on taxes, do I get to claim him or is he on his own now?”
Your son will be filing his own tax return, claiming his own exemption.
As a result, you will not be able to claim him as your dependent. Since he is old enough to be emancipated, I doubt that he is young enough to qualify for any child-related credits. Except perhaps education credits.
If you paid his medical expenses, you may probably claim those. Though now that the exclusion is so much higher, I doubt you’ll get any benefit.
Sorry, I know this is not the answer you wanted. But, at least you’re off the hook for child support!
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