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Old 03-04-2014, 12:17 PM
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Claiming relative as dependant

Good morning,

My 28 year old cousin lived with us for all of 2013 while attending college. She only had an income of $1200.00. All of her shcooling is paid by student loans and grants.

My question is, since she lived with us, can we claim her as a dependent. She eats our food, we give her gas money, we provide her housing, etc....

And, I'd also like to know, if we can claim her as a dependent, can we also claim the lifetime learning credit, even though all of the money spent on tuition and fees were student loans in her name.

Thank you.



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Old 03-04-2014, 09:15 PM
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#1;My question is, since she lived with us, can we claim her as a dependent. She eats our food, we give her gas money, we provide her housing, etc....

#2;And, I'd also like to know, if we can claim her as a dependent, can we also claim the lifetime learning credit, even though all of the money spent on tuition and fees were student loans in her name.

Thank you.
#1;aslongas you meet the requirements to claim her as your dependent, then,you an claim her as your dependent as qualifying relative.

#2;yes; as you are claiming her as a dependant she cannot claim the aoc/Lifetime Learning Credit



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