DEPENDucator
Qualifying Child Dependent Educator
If you are the taxpayer, is this person your
Did the person live with you for more than 6 months of the Tax Year?
Was the person under age 19 by Dec. 31 of the tax year OR under 24 and a student OR any age and permanently disabled?
Did the person provide more than 50% of their own support during the tax year?
Are you, the taxpayer, the dependent of another taxpayer?
Is the person married and did they file a joint return with their spouse?
Is the person a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, U.S. resident alien, or a resident of Canada or Mexico?
Based on your answers, this person is an IRS qualifying child and is your dependent. Continue to see which credits you might qualify for.

Does the person have SSN, ITIN, ATIN issued on or before the due date of your 2018 return?
Was the person 16 or younger on December 31 of the Tax Year?
Does the person have a SSN valid for employment issued on or before the due date of your 2018 return?
Based on your answers, this person is NOT a IRS Qualifying Child. You cannot claim them as a dependent unless they are a Qualifying Relative
Based on your answers, you CANNOT claim the Child Tax Credit OR the Credit for Other Dependents for this person.
Based on your answers, you CAN claim the Credit for Other Dependents for this person.
Based on your answers, you CAN claim the Child Tax Credit for this person.
Based on your answers, you CAN claim the Credit for Other Dependents for this person.