Originally Posted by Danni75
I guess I wasn't clear on this. She turned 18, December of 2013. At the end of March, she moved in with a friend & her family. In May, she graduated & moved in with my dad. When my dad filed her taxes, he used TurboTax, & when it asked if somebody else could claim her as a dependent, he clicked no. So when I went to claim her, it kicked mine out. I was told she made $13,000 last year, if this helps. Should I just bite the bullet & paper file & hope the IRS sees my side & makes HER do an amended return? Just need some advice.
OK she is your daughter who lived with you LESS than half the year, right? So she can not be claimed as your qualifying child by you; to be claimed by you as your qualifying child, your daughter , regardless of her gross income level, must have lived with you for more than half the year in your home during the year( Her age of 18 yo was OK as she was younger than 19 yo); as a matter of fact, you ARE NOT allowed to claim the child because the child must have lived with her GP for over half the year. also you said that her gross income was $13K exceeding her personal exemption of $3,950, so you CAN NOT claim her as your qualifying relative either. So aslongas she lived with her GP for more than half the year, then they can claim her as their qualifying child as she was 18YO/ their grand daughter and has lived with her GP for more than half the year regardless of her gross income of $13K.So she is her GP’s dependent on their return aslongas your child lived in GP’s home for more than half of the year and as long as the CHILD didn't provide more than half of her own support.
NOTE; UNLESS you lived with your child for more than half of the year, the child is not your qualifying child and also unless her gross income was less than $3,950 for 2014, she was not your qualifying relative either so you CAN NOT claim your daughter but your parents can do.