Claiming Someone as a Dependent


Claiming a dependent.

Need help to see if you can claim someone as a dependent on your tax return, or if somebody meets the IRS definition of a Qualifying Child or a Qualifying Relative?

Claiming a dependent means an extra tax exemption and may also entitle you to claim additional tax credits or a different filing status.

Need help determiniing which filing status to choose? Try our Filing Status Calculator.

Can I claim as a dependent?

In order to be able to claim someone as a dependent, they must be your qualifying child or your qualifying relative. The calculator below will help guide you in determining whether or not you can claim that person are you dependent.