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Stimulus Payments

Alfredo1967
Level 3

Does anyone know the answer to this question? I have several tax payers who were dependents las year and now are filing their taxes independent from their parents. Do they qualify to get the stimulus payments with their income tax?

Thank you 

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TAXOH
Level 11
Level 11

Yes as long as they don't qualify to be claimed as a dependent of their parents. 

IRonMaN
Level 15

But you really need to do your homework first and find out if they really provided over half of their own support.  Believe it or not, there are folks out there who would game the system and say their kids are not dependents just to get some extra cash from Uncle Sam.

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sjrcpa
Level 15

I thought Groundhog Day was last week.


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IRonMaN
Level 15

It's just like the movie ----------------------------- it keeps repeating, and repeating, and repeating!

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Alfredo1967
Level 3

Thank you for your answer IRonman.

IRonMaN
Level 15

You betcha!

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MariaR
Level 3

Where do we draw the line on a situation like this...? How is everybody handling this? I initially thought about including some kind of wording on a disclosure statement they have to sign but is that too much... not sure if I'm overthinking this. 🤔

IRonMaN
Level 15

I am going to be using my best interrogation techniques.  I am going to ask about support and let them tell their story.  If I don't buy their story, they either do the return my way or go elsewhere.  Luckily I have pretty good clients so I don't think it will be a major issue for me.

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TAXOH
Level 11
Level 11

I've only had 2 clients ask and once I brought up support they are claiming their dependent on their return..

qbteachmt
Level 15

You might want to bookmark these links and read the IRS guidance.

Interactive wizards portal for determining dependency:

https://www.irs.gov/help/ita

And:

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/economic-impact-payment-information-center-topic-a-eip-eligibility

https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/second-eip-faqs#Eligibility

One for each EIP.

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