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Dependents claiming themselves.

Level 1

I cannot find a definitive answer...

Can a 17 year old dependent claim themselves if they work a part time job and the parents not claim them to be eligible for the stimulus money?



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Level 15
Level 15

If they qualify as a dependent of someone else, even if that other person doesn't claim them, they cannot claim themselves.

If you look at the federal information worksheet it asks....CAN someone claim you? DID someone claim you?

Level 15

According to the comics - YES


In real life, probably not - Part time work, living at home, eating mom's food, sleeping in bedroom paid for by dad. I can't imagine that they are supporting themselves. 


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Level 15

"I cannot find a definitive answer..."

Definitely "NO"

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