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how much can my dependent make before i cant claim them on my taxes?

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  1. Judy on Jan 26, 2013 Reply

    If they’re your qualifying child, it’s that they don’t provide over half of their OWN support, For a qualifying relative, you have to provide over half of their support, and they can’t make over 3800.

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  2. card-ron on Jan 26, 2013 Reply

    If this is a “qualifying child,” there is no magic number. As long as they don’t pay for more than half of their own support (and you meet the other rules), you can claim them as a dependent.

    If this is a “qualifying relative,” you cannot claim them if they made $ 3800 or more for the year 2012.

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  3. RUSerious on Jan 26, 2013 Reply

    As long as you provide more than one-half of their support, you can continue to claim them as a dependent no matter how much they make.

    However, for all practical purposes, the more they earn, the more questionable your ability to continue claiming them as a dependent becomes.

    So, as a final precaution, be aware of the fact that you may be asked to prove that you provided more than one-half of their support in the event that the IRS questions your claiming them as a dependent.

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