Qualifying Dependents for 2022
Even though we might dependent on our pets, they can not be claimed on a tax return :)
There are two types of qualifying tax return dependents:
- Qualifying child(ren) or qualifying relatives. You can not claim the same individual for both types. In case a person does not qualify as qualifying child (tool below), use the qualifying relative tool to find out more. Even though it says relative, a non-relative might also qualify.
Note: This calculator is for tax year 2022 which were due in October of 2023. Since that date, only paper returns for 2022 can be filed. Get your taxes filed online each year so you do not need to worry about mailing anything - sign up for a free eFile account and eFileIT.
Dependent Details and Help
Dependents are generally people who receive support, primarily financially, from someone who will claim them on their taxes for certain deductions and credits. This dependent tool will answer if you can claim a person as a qualifying dependent on your 2022 Tax Return. The qualifying relative tool will answer if a relative can be a dependent on your tax return. Find an overview of all child-related tax deductions and credits, plus find out if your dependent needs to or should file a tax return as well.
When you prepare your current year tax return, the eFile tax app will apply and calculate all tax credits the for you. In the meantime, use any of these 15 tax calculators to either find answers to your tax questions or to calculate estimates. Once you know the results of the DEPENDucator, use the current year tax return calculator and estimate your next tax return - or see calculators for back taxes and future tax years. If you have questions about any tax year or tools, contact an eFile.com Taxpert®.
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