Jan 22, · College students under age 24 may still be claimed as dependents by their parents or guardians. Angela Lang/CNET If you're filing taxes independently, the amount Author: Alison Denisco Rayome. Should I Include a Dependent's Income on My Tax Return.
Jun 14, · You can usually claim your college student children as dependents. However, to claim a college student as a dependent, the child must: Be under age 19, or under age 24 and a full-time student for at least five months of the year; Be younger than you, unless they are permanently and totally disabled; Have lived with you for more than half the year. Nov 25, · Under tax reform, you can no longer claim the dependent exemption — which was $4, for tax year — but you still need to know who qualifies as your dependent for other tax benefits like the Child Tax Credit (up to $2,) or the new $ tax credit for dependents who aren’t your children.. The question “Who can I claim as my dependent?” has remained a top question for .