Qualifying Relative as a Dependent for 2019

Tax Year

Calculate and estimate your 2019 Taxes and complete the 2019 Tax Forms. You can prepare and e-file your current tax year return on eFile.com. Each year, this can be done entirely online, and you will not have to worry about selecting tax forms or doing any of the math involved in calculating an income tax return. e-Filing for 2019 returns has closed, and you can no longer file a 2019 Return online.

Qualifying Relatives in 2019

Find out here if you can claim someone as a dependent on your 2019 Tax Return as a Qualifying Relative, such as a boyfriend/girlfriend or a Qualifying Child. Use the "RELucator" tax tool or calculator below and find out by answering just a few simple questions.

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Then check out the 2019 DEPENDucator if you are not certain about the status of the relative. Should the person in question not be a qualifying relative, the person might be a dependent on your 2019 Return.

Use the RELucator tax tool below! Then, use our other free 2019 Tax Calculators to answer 2019 Tax Return-related questions, like various tax deductions, tax credits, the Earned Income Tax Credit, etc.

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Is the person yours or anyone else's Qualifying Child?

The "RELucator" tax tool will help you determine if someone is your Qualifying Relative and, therefore, your dependent. Just answer the "Yes" and "No" questions until you reach a conclusion.

See all of the requirements for claiming a Qualifying Relative as your dependent.

Can You Claim a Tax Credit for Having a Non-Child Dependent?  

You can claim a nonrefundable tax credit, the Credit for Other Dependents, for $500 for a dependent that is your qualifying relative (not your qualifying childand does not qualify you to claim the Child Tax Credit. The credit amount begins to phase out at a maximum income of $200,000 ($400,000 for Married Filing Jointly taxpayers). This credit is available for Tax Years 2018-2025 and may have age restrictions.

If a person does not qualify as your Qualifying Relative, you might still claim them as a dependent on your 2019 Return if they are your Qualifying Child. Find out if someone is your Dependent or Qualifying Child. You cannot claim them as a dependent if they are not your Qualifying Child or your Qualifying Relative. Dependents are good news regarding your tax return because dependents may qualify you for other tax deductions and credits.

Here are all the 2019 Tax Calculators, Tools, and Forms to prepare your 2019 Taxes. When you prepare your current year taxes on eFile, the software will help you claim deductions and credits for your dependents.

Start here if you have to estimate or prepare back taxes.