Qualifying Dependent 2019 Tax Return

Tax Year
2019

You can not longer e-File a 2019 Returns, but can still calculate or prepare the 2019 Forms.

If you're not sure if a particular person e.g. child, step child, sibling, nephew etc. might have qualified as a a Dependent on your 2019 IRS Tax Return, us the Dependent Tax Calculator - 2019 DEPENDucator - below. Also, keep in mind, depending on your relationship with the person in question you might also want to use the Qualifying Relative Calculator-  RELucator - tool. This tool will determine if a person is a Qualifying Relative. If a person is a qualifying relative, you can also claim this person as a dependent on your tax return.


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After you used the 2019 DEPENDucator, and you are not sure what to do if a Dependent was claimed by an unqualified or ineligible taxpayer, e.g in the case of a divorce, separation, unmarried couples etc. Start the 2019 DEPENDucator below.

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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 2019 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 2019 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

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Based on your answers, you CANNOT claim the Child Tax Credit OR the Credit for Other Dependents for this person.

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Based on your answers, you CAN claim the Credit for Other Dependents for this person.

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Based on your answers, you CAN claim the Child Tax Credit for this person.

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Based on your answers, you CAN claim the Credit for Other Dependents for this person.

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The 2019 DEPENDucator Tax Tool will find out for you if someone is your Qualifying Child and your dependent. Just answer the "Yes" and "No" questions until the 2019 DEPENDucator provides you with an answer. Not only will the 2019 DEPENDucator tell you if you can claim someone as your dependent, it will also tell you if your dependent qualifies you for the Child Tax Credit or the new Credit for Other Dependents. requirements for claiming a Qualifying Child as a dependent.

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