A second common question asked during tax season is what is the age limit on claiming a child as a dependent?
A child must be under the age of 19 at the end of the year or a student under the age of 24 at the end of the year and must be younger than the taxpayer. If the child is permanently or totally disabled at any time during the year there is no age limit to claiming the child as a dependent.
If your daughter turned 19 on February 4th she is not able to be claimed as a child. Unless she was in school (this includes high school) or permanently or totally disabled.
If your son turned 24 on October 19th he is not able to be claimed as a child, unless he is permanently or totally disabled.
If you have further questions regarding this topic you can refer to the IRS website or contact our office for more information.
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